The following Departmental courses are required for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fashion Design and Retailing with a concentration in Merchandising.
Additional required general education courses are listed in the Undergraduate College Catalog.
Fashion Design and Retailing Major requirements:
FASH 140 Principles of Apparel Construction
FASH 141 Fashion: Designer to Consumer
FASH 153 Consumer Textiles
FASH 223 History of Costume OR FASH 347 History of Textiles
FASH 245 Research Methods for the Fashion Industry
FASH 326 Fashion Merchandising: Theory and Industry Analysis
FASH 362 World Market: Textiles to Retailing
MATH 117 Introduction to Statistics
Merchandising Concentration requirements:
FASH 003 Field Study in Merchandising (no credit)
FASH 346 Retailing and Consumer Behavior FASH 426 Retail Buying and Analysis FASH 452 Fashion Promotion FASH 464 Fashion Merchandising: Planning, Policies, and Implementation FASH 496 Internship in Merchandising (credit - two courses)
Choose at least two (2) additional courses from the list below; one (1) must be 300 level or above.
FASH 200 Fashion Sketching and Design
FASH 243 Advanced Apparel Construction
FASH 250 Special Topics in Fashion Design and Retailing
FASH 253 Cultural Dress
FASH 278 History of Furniture
FASH 290 Study Tour: Fashion Design and Retailing
FASH 342 Flat Pattern Design
FASH 352 Draping
FASH 354 Advanced Textiles
FASH 355 Fabric Structure and Design
FASH 357 Fashion Illustration
FASH 390 Special Topics in Fashion Design and Retailing
FASH 447 Apparel Industry Methods
FASH 448 Tailoring
FASH 449 Functional Clothing Design
FASH 455 Case Studies in Fashion
FASH 490 Independent Study in Fashion Design and Retailing
An Additional Fashion Design or Retailing course
A minor is recommended. Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor to select a minor (for example: Art, Business, Geography, Psychology, and Sociology) in accordance with their career goals.
Study-abroad options are also available.