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

Total Semester Credit Hours Required

120 semester credit hours.

Major

45 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, 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, 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
MATH 2203Business Analysis I (or MATH 1703 or MATH 1713 or instructor-approved math - NOTE - if math option is selected instead of FT 3173, decision results in a total of 9 hours of math required for degree)3
or FT 3173 Global Fashion Study
The Additional Program Requirements listed below apply ONLY if not completed through program-suggested general core requirements
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 BUS 4133 or BUS 4303 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, MATH 1303, MATH 1703, and MATH 2203; hours taken substitute for BUS 4133 or BUS 4303 in minor requirements)
Elementary Analysis I
Total Semester Credit Hours6

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
Wellness / Mathematics CAO Core (Fashion Program-suggested core courses of MATH 1013, MATH 1303, or MATH 1703 are strongly advised)2
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
FT 1073Textiles HECO 13203
CSCI 2433Microcomputer Applications BCIS 1301, COSC 13013
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 1013, MATH 1303, or MATH 1703 are strongly advised)3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
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
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 Hours 15
SpringTCCN
FT 2703Production Techniques3
FT 3173Global Fashion Study3
or MATH 2203 or MATH 1703 or MATH 1713 or instructor-approved math; if math option is selected instead of FT 3173, decision results in a total of 9 hours of math required for degree
 
BUS 3003Principles of Management3
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Third Year
FallTCCN
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 Hours 15
SpringTCCN
FT 3023Career Development Strategies3
FT 4123Retail Product Management and Information Analysis3
FT 4603Fashion Event Planning and Production3
BUS 3513Professional Presentation Strategies3
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SummerTCCN
FT 4976Internship in Fashion Merchandising6
 Semester Credit Hours 6
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
FT 4083 (GP)Global Perspectives of Dress and Adornment3
BUS 4213Consumer Behavior3
BUS 4133 (or)Promotion Strategy3
Employment Staffing 
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 12
SpringTCCN
FT 4103Advanced Merchandise Planning and Control3
FT 4113Retail Buying3
BUS 4063Retailing3
BUS 4093 (or )Principles of Selling3
Training and Development 
 Semester Credit Hours 12
 Total Semester Credit Hours:  120

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.