2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Dec 12, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

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Fashion Studies and Retail Merchandising (B.S.)



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Program Coordinator/Contact

Jane Hegland, Department Head
Department of Consumer Sciences
Wagner Hall 229
605-688-5196

Program Information

Fashion Studies and Retail Merchandising is the perfect major for students who would like to spend their career in one of many roles in the dynamic, competitive, and creative fashion industry. After gaining a good understanding of fundamental business principles related to merchandising and globalization of the industry, they are qualified to become a store or department manager, buyer, or visual merchandiser. Our students also acquire a broad knowledge of people and their behavior, and 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 Fashion Studies and Retail 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. An 8-10 week (300 hour) full-time summer practicum compatible with career goals is a program requirement.

Requirements for Fashion Studies and Retail 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


Summary of Program Requirements


Bachelor of Science in Education and Human Sciences

System General Education Requirements 30 Credit Hours
College of Education and Human Sciences Requirements 4 Credit Hours
Department of Consumer Sciences Requirements 7 Credit Hours
Major Requirements 55 Credit Hours
Electives** 24 Credit Hours

**Taken as needed to complete any additional degree requirements.

Academic Advising Guide Sheet


The goal of the academic advising guide sheets and sample plans of study is to promote undergraduate student success by guiding all students to timely completion of an undergraduate degree. Students are not limited to the course sequence provided for their academic program. Instead, the sample plan of study is one possible path to completing your degree and is meant to be used as a guide for planning purposes in consultation with an academic advisor. The plans also help students prepare for meetings with their academic advisor and track their progress in their selected academic program.

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