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  Sep 20, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

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Apparel Merchandising (B.S.)



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Program Coordinator/Contact
Jane Hegland, Department Head
Department of Consumer Sciences
Wagner Hall 229
605-688-5196
E-mail: jane.hegland@sdstate.edu
www.sdstate.edu/consumer-sciences
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Program Information
Apparel Merchandising is the perfect major for students who would like to spend their career in one of many roles in the dynamic, ever-changing fashion industry. Careers such as store or department manager, buyer, or visual merchandiser are typical. Students in apparel merchandising acquire a broad knowledge of people and their behavior, an understanding of the world at large and technical knowledge and skills to select fabrics and plan and produce fashion goods.

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon the completion of the Apparel Merchandising major, students will:

  • possess foundational knowledge of concepts and theories that drive the multifaceted, global apparel and textile industry.
  • demonstrate critical thinking skills and creative problem skills related to the apparel and merchandising industry.
  • embrace customer service skills, display a broad aesthetic awareness, and capabilities with data analysis.

Course Delivery Format
Students learn through lecture, laboratory, and hands-on learning experiences. A 8-10 week (300 hour) full-time summer practicum compatible with career goals is a program requirement.

Requirements for Apparel Merchandising Major: 120 Credits


Bachelor of Science in Education and Human Sciences

System General Education Requirements


College of Education and Human Sciences Requirements


Consumer Sciences Department Requirements


Electives


Taken as needed to complete any additional degree requirements.

Total Required Credits: 120


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