Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising and B.B.A. in Management

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Total Semester Credit Hours Required

150 semester credit hours.

Major

99 semester credit hours.

Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising and Bachelor of Business Administration in Management - Dual Degree Program of Study

The B.S. in Fashion Merchandising and B.B.A. in Management dual degree program provides graduates with the wealth of knowledge and skills that is desirable for a career in retail store management or human resource management at a store, district, regional, or corporate level.  In addition to the Core Curriculum Requirements that can be found elsewhere in this catalog, listed below are the Fashion Merchandising Courses Required, the Business Courses Required, and the Additional Program Requirements for completion of the B.S. in Fashion Merchandising and B.B.A. in Marketing dual degree program.  Also shown below is the suggested rotation of courses for completion of the dual degrees in four years.

Fashion Merchandising Courses Required

Within the fashion merchandising courses required, 27 of the 45 required hours must be upper-level semester credit hours.

FT 1073Textiles3
FT 1083Fashion Aesthetics, 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 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
FT 4976Internship in Fashion Merchandising6
Total Semester Credit Hours45

Business Courses Required

Within the business courses required, 39 of the 51 required hours must be upper-level semester credit hours.

BUS 2043Fundamentals of Accounting I3
BUS 2053Fundamentals of Accounting II3
BUS 3003Principles of Management3
BUS 3013Business Law and Ethics3
BUS 3053Business Finance3
BUS 3113Principles of Marketing3
BUS 3273Human Resource Management3
BUS 3513Professional Presentation Strategies3
BUS 3533Management Information Systems3
BUS 4063Retailing3
BUS 4213Consumer Behavior3
BUS 4223Human Behavior in Business Administration3
BUS 4243Financial Management3
BUS 4273Management of Compensation3
or BUS 4543 Quantitative Management Analysis
BUS 4303Employment Staffing3
BUS 4333Business Policy3
BUS 4443Small Business Management3
Total Semester Credit Hours51

Additional Program Requirements

BUS 4103Training and Development3
or FT 3173 Global Fashion Study
CSCI 2433Microcomputer Applications3
ECO 1013Principles of Microeconomics3
or ECO 1023 Principles of Macroeconomics
MATH 1713Elementary Statistics II3
The Additional Program Requirements listed below apply ONLY if not completed through program-suggested general core requirements
Principles of Macroeconomics (if not completed through general core requirements; the degree requires the completion of 6 hours of Economics from among ECO 1013 and ECO 1023; hours taken substitute for BUS 3513 in major requirements)
Principles of Microeconomics
Business Analysis I (if not completed through core requirements; the degree requires the completion of 9 hours of Math from among MATH 1013, MATH 1703, MATH 1713, and MATH 2203; hours taken substitute for BUS 3513 in major requirements)
Elementary Statistics I
Total Semester Credit Hours12

Suggested Rotation of Courses

First Year
FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
FT 1083Fashion Aesthetics, Products, and Industries3
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
Creative Arts Core3
Social/Behavioral Science Core (Fashion Program-suggested core courses of ECO 1013 or ECO 1023 are strongly advised)3
Wellness/Mathematics CAO Core (Fashion Program-suggested core courses of MATH 1703, MATH 1713, or MATH 2203 are strongly advised)2
 Semester Credit Hours 18
SpringTCCN
FT 1073Textiles HECO 13203
CSCI 2433Microcomputer Applications BCIS 1301, COSC 13013
ECO 1013 (or)Principles of Microeconomics ECON 23023
Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 2301 
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
Mathematics Core (Fashion Program-suggested core courses of MATH 1703, MATH 1713, or MATH 2203 are strongly advised)3
 Semester Credit Hours 18
Second Year
FallTCCN
FT 2033Principles of Fashion Marketing HECO 23113
BUS 2043Fundamentals of Accounting I ACCT 2301, ACCT 24013
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
Life/Physical Science Core3
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 18
SpringTCCN
FT 2703Production Techniques3
BUS 2053Fundamentals of Accounting II ACCT 2302, ACCT 24023
BUS 3003Principles of Management3
BUS 3113Principles of Marketing3
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
Life/Physical Science Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 18
Third Year
FallTCCN
FT 3043 (GP)Global Production and Trade3
FT 3063Fashion Promotion3
FT 3103Merchandise Planning and Control3
BUS 3013Business Law and Ethics3
BUS 3533Management Information Systems3
BUS 4443Small Business Management3
 Semester Credit Hours 18
SpringTCCN
FT 3023Career Development Strategies3
FT 4123Retail Product Management and Information Analysis3
FT 4603Fashion Event Planning and Production3
BUS 3273Human Resource Management3
BUS 4103 (or)Training and Development3
Global Fashion Study 
MATH 1713Elementary Statistics II3
 Semester Credit Hours 18
SummerTCCN
FT 4976Internship in Fashion Merchandising6
 Semester Credit Hours 6
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
FT 4083 (GP)Global Perspectives of Dress and Adornment3
BUS 3053Business Finance3
BUS 3513Professional Presentation Strategies3
BUS 4223Human Behavior in Business Administration3
BUS 4273 (or)Management of Compensation3
Quantitative Management Analysis 
BUS 4303Employment Staffing3
 Semester Credit Hours 18
SpringTCCN
FT 4103Advanced Merchandise Planning and Control3
FT 4113Retail Buying3
BUS 4063Retailing3
BUS 4213Consumer Behavior3
BUS 4243Financial Management3
BUS 4333Business Policy3
 Semester Credit Hours 18
 Total Semester Credit Hours:  150

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.