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

Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 120   
Major: 45 sch                   Required Minor: 27 sch

FASHMERCH.BS            CIP Code: 52.1902.00


The B.S. in Fashion Merchandising, Management emphasis, Marketing minor (2018 - 2019) prepares graduates to work in retail management, selling, or promotion careers, primarily in store environments.  The Degree Requirements and Plan of Study outlined in this catalog for this degree program are specific to those students that enter the program in Fall 2018, Spring 2019, or Summer 2019.

Degree Requirements

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total SCHs42
Fashion Courses Required

Within the fashion courses required, 30 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 Trade (GP)3
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 SCHs45
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
BUS 4103Training and Development3
or BUS 4303 Employment Staffing
BUS 4213Consumer Behavior3
Total SCHs27
Additional Program Requirements
CSCI 2433Microcomputer Applications3
Elective Course3
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 the Elective course)
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, and MATH 1703; hours taken substitute for the Elective course)
Elementary Analysis I
Total SCHs6

(GP) satisfies global perspectives graduation requirement. 

First Year
FT 1083Fashion Aesthetics, Products, and Industries 3
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
Creative Arts Core3
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
Wellness / Mathematics CAO Core (Fashion Program-suggested core course of MATH 1013, MATH 1303, or MATH 1703 are strongly advised)2
 SCHs 15
FT 1073Textiles 3
CSCI 2433Microcomputer Applications 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 course of MATH 1013, MATH 1303, or MATH 1703 are strongly advised)3
 SCHs 15
Second Year
FT 2033Principles of Fashion Marketing 3
BUS 2043Fundamentals of Accounting I ACCT 23013
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
Life/Physical Science Core3
Social/Behavioral Science Core (Fashion Program-suggested core course of ECO 1013 or ECO 1023 is strongly advised to fulfill fashion course prerequisite requirements.)3
 SCHs 15
FT 2703Production Techniques 3
BUS 3003Principles of Management 3
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
Life/Physical Science Core3
 SCHs 15
Third Year
FT 3043 (GP)Global Production and Trade 3
FT 3103Merchandise Planning and Control 3
BUS 3113Principles of Marketing 3
BUS 3273Human Resource Management 3
 SCHs 15
FT 3023Career Development Strategies 3
FT 3063Fashion Promotion 3
FT 4603Fashion Event Planning and Production 3
BUS 3513Professional Presentation Strategies 3
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
 SCHs 15
FT 4976Internship in Fashion Merchandising 6
 SCHs 6
Fourth Year
FT 4083 (GP)Global Perspectives of Dress and Adornment 3
FT 4113Retail Buying 3
BUS 4213Consumer Behavior 3
BUS 4103 (or)Training and Development 3
Employment Staffing  
 SCHs 12
FT 4103Advanced Merchandise Planning and Control 3
FT 4123Retail Product Management and Information Analysis 3
BUS 4063Retailing 3
BUS 4093Principles of Selling 3
 SCHs 12
 Total SCHs:  120

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.