Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising (Management Emphasis with Marketing Minor)

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Total Semester Credit Hours Required

120 semester credit hours.

Major

48 semester credit hours.

Minor (required)

27 semester credit hours.

Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising (Management emphasis with Marketing minor) Program of Study

The B.S. in Fashion Merchandising, Management emphasis prepares graduates to work in retail management, selling, or promotion careers, primarily in store environments.  In addition to the Core Curriculum Requirements that can be found elsewhere in this catalog, listed below are the Fashion Courses Required, the Business Courses Required, and the Additional Program Requirements for completion of the B.S. in Fashion Merchandising, Management emphasis.  Also shown below is the Suggested Rotation of Courses for completion of the degree in four years.

Fashion Courses Required

Within the fashion courses required, 30 of the 48 required hours must be upper-level semester credit hours.

FT 1073Textiles3
FT 1083Fashion Products and Industries3
FT 2033Principles of Fashion Marketing3
FT 2703Production Techniques3
FT 3023Career Development Strategies3
FT 3043Global Production and Trade3
FT 3063Fashion Promotion3
FT 3103Merchandise Planning and Control3
FT 3203Quality Assurance and Textile Evaluation3
FT 4083Global Perspectives of Dress and Adornment3
FT 4103Advanced Merchandise Planning and Control3
FT 4113Retail Buying3
FT 4123Retail Product Management and Information Analysis3
FT 4603Fashion Event Planning and Production3
or FT 3173 Global Fashion Study
FT 4976Internship in Fashion Merchandising6
Total Semester Credit Hours48

Business Courses Required

Within the business courses required, 18 of the 27 required hours must be upper-level semester credit hours.

BUS 2043Fundamentals of Accounting I3
BUS 3003Principles of Management3
BUS 3113Principles of Marketing3
BUS 3273Human Resource Management3
BUS 3513Professional Presentation Strategies3
BUS 4063Retailing3
BUS 4093Principles of Selling3
or BUS 4103 Training and Development
BUS 4133Promotion Strategy3
or BUS 4303 Employment Staffing
BUS 4213Consumer Behavior3
Total Semester Credit Hours27

Additional Program Requirements

CSCI 2433Microcomputer Applications3
Principles of Microeconomics (if not completed through general core requirements; the degree requires the completion of 3 hours of Economics from among ECO 1013 and ECO 1023; hours taken substitute for FT 3203 in major requirements)
Principles of Macroeconomics
Elementary Statistics I (if not completed through core requirments; the degree requires the completion of 6 hours of Math from among MATH 1013, 1303, 1703, and 2203; hours taken substitute for BUS 4093/4103 or BUS 4133/4303 in minor requirements)
Elementary Analysis I
Total Semester Credit Hours3

Suggested Rotation of Courses

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
FT 1083Fashion Products and Industries3
ENG 1013Composition I3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience1
Creative Arts Core3
Wellness / Mathematics CAO Core (Fashion Program-suggested core courses of MATH 1013, MATH 1303, or MATH 1703 are strongly advised)2
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
FT 1073Textiles3
CSCI 2433Microcomputer Applications3
ENG 1023Composition II3
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
Mathematics Core (Fashion Program-suggested core courses of MATH 1013, MATH 1303, or MATH 1703 are strongly advised)3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall
FT 2033Principles of Fashion Marketing3
BUS 2043Fundamentals of Accounting I3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
Life/Physical Science Core3
Social/Behavioral Science Core (Fashion Program-suggested core courses of ECO 1013 or ECO 1023 are strongly advised)3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
FT 2703Production Techniques3
BUS 3003Principles of Management3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
Life/Physical Science Core3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
FT 3043 (GP)Global Production and Trade3
FT 3063Fashion Promotion3
FT 3103Merchandise Planning and Control3
BUS 3113Principles of Marketing3
BUS 3273Human Resource Management3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
FT 3023Career Development Strategies3
FT 4113Retail Buying3
FT 4603 (or)Fashion Event Planning and Production3
Global Fashion Study 
BUS 3513Professional Presentation Strategies3
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Summer
FT 4976Internship in Fashion Merchandising6
 Semester Credit Hours6
Fourth Year
Fall
FT 3203Quality Assurance and Textile Evaluation3
FT 4083 (GP)Global Perspectives of Dress and Adornment3
BUS 4213Consumer Behavior3
BUS 4133 (or)Promotion Strategy3
Employment Staffing 
 Semester Credit Hours12
Spring
FT 4103Advanced Merchandise Planning and Control3
FT 4123Retail Product Management and Information Analysis3
BUS 4063Retailing3
BUS 4093 (or)Principles of Selling3
Training and Development 
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 120

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.