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Fashion Merchandising and Design

College of Health and Human Services

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Fashion Merchandising and Design - FMD Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Family and Consumer Sciences

This degree offers six options:

  • Child Development and Family Studies
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education
  • Family Life Education
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Textiles and Clothing

Degree and certificate information and requirements are listed under each option alphabetically in this Catalog.

Option in Fashion Merchandising (code FCS_BA04) (120 units)

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • ACCT 201 Elementary Financial Accounting (3)
    • CAFF 321I Family & Consumer Resource Management (3)
    • FCSE 299 Intro to Family & Consumer Sciences (1)
    • FCSE 486 Instructional Strategies Family and Consumer Science Professionals (3)
    • FCSE 499 Professionalism and Leadership in FCS (2)
    • FMD 155 Introduction to the Fashion Industry (3)
    • FMD 251 Professional Personal Apparel Selection (3)
    • FMD 253 Introductory Textiles (3)
    • FMD 258 Fashion Merchandising and Design Practicum (3)
    • FMD 351 Fashion Promotion and Sales (3)
    • FMD 353 Intermediate Textiles (3)
    • FMD 355 Fashion Buying 1: Planning and Buying Fundamentals (3)
    • FMD 455 Global Perspectives Fashion Merchandising (3)
    • FMD 457 International Textiles and Apparel (3)
    • FMD 492E Internship in Fashion Merchandising (1-3)
    • IS 233 Intro to Computer Systems and Applications (3)
    • MKTG 300 Marketing (3)
    • PSY 100 General Psychology (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • CHEM 100 Chemistry and Today’s World (4)
    • CHEM 111A General Chemistry (5)
  • Take one of the following choices:
    • ECON 300 Fundamentals of Economics (3)
  • or both of the following:
    • ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    • ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • HIST 131 Early Western Civilization (3)
    • AH 111A Foundation Art History I (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • SOC 100 Principles of Sociology (3)
    • SOC 142 Social Trends and Problems (3)
    • ANTH 120 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • FCSE 296 Computer Applications for Family and Consumer Sciences Professions (3)
    • ART 149 Foundation Computer Art (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • FMD 154 Fundamentals of Apparel Production (3)
    • FMD 252 Analysis, Evaluation and Comparison of Ready-To-Wear (3)
  • Take two of the following courses:
    • FMD 356, 450, 451, or 456
  • Take 9 units of advisor approved electives.

Each course on the student's program planner must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. In addition, a course which a grade lower than "C" is received must be retaken and successfully completed prior to enrolling in a course for which it is a prerequisite. A student receiving a grade lower than a "C" may proceed with other courses with approval of the Area Coordinator.

Minor in Fashion Merchandising (code FCS_UM02)

  • Take 18 units including the following:
    • FMD 155 Introduction to the Fashion Industry (3)
    • FMD 252 Analysis, Evaluation and Comparison of Ready-to-Wear (3)
  • Take one of the following
    • FMD 455 Global Perspectives in Fashion Merchandising (3)
    • FMD 457 International Textiles and Apparel (3)
  • Take 9 units (at least 6 upper-division units) from the following:
    • FMD 251, 253, 351, 355, 492E as approved by a Fashion Merchandising and Design faculty advisor.

Adhere to prerequisites below, some fulfill GE requirements:

  • 1. Prerequisites for FMD 351: FMD 258 and FCSE 296
  • 2. Prerequisites for FMD 355: ELM passage, ACCT 201; FMD 155, 258; and IS 233, or consent of instructor.
  • 3. Prerequisites for FMD 455: FMD 351, 355; MKTG 300, senior standing or, consent of instructor.
  • 4. Prerequisites for FMD 457: ECON 100 and 101 or 300 (fulfills G.E. Category D2b) and FMD 353, senior standing, or consent of instructor.
  • 5. Prerequisites for FMD 492E: FMD 451, 455 or 457.

The Minor in Fashion Merchandising is available to any non-Fashion Merchandising and Design major.

Option in Textiles and Clothing (code FCS_BA05) (120 units)

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • IS 233 Introduction to Computer Systems and Applications (3)
    • CAFF 321I Family and Consumer Resource Management (3)
    • FCSE 299 Introduction to Family and Consumer Sciences (1)
    • FCSE 499 Professionalism and Leadership in Family and Consumer Sciences (2)
    • FMD 152 Quick Sketch for Fashion (1)
    • FMD 154 Fundamentals of Apparel Production (3)
    • FMD 155 Introduction to the Fashion Industry (3)
    • FMD 251 Professional and Personal Apparel Selection (3)
    • FMD 253 Introductory Textiles (3)
    • FMD 256 Intermediate Apparel Production (3)
    • FMD 257 Introduction to Apparel Flat Pattern (3)
    • FMD 258 Fashion Merchandising and Design Practicum (3)
    • FMD 352 Computerized Apparel Flat Pattern (3)
    • FMD 353 Intermediate Textiles (3)
    • FMD 354 Analysis of Apparel Design and Tailoring (3)
    • FMD 357 Advanced Apparel Flat Pattern (3)
    • FMD 359 Advanced Computer Applications for Fashion (2)
    • FMD 450 Cultural Perspectives of Dress (3)
    • FMD 452 Apparel Draping (3)
    • FMD 454 Experimental Apparel Design (3)
    • FMD 456 Historic Perspectives of Fashion (3)
    • FMD 457 International Textiles and Apparel (3)
    • FMD 458 Fashion Product Development (3)
    • FMD 492M Internship in Apparel Design (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • CHEM 100 Chemistry and Today’s World (4)
    • CHEM 111A General Chemistry (5)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • ECON 300 Fundamentals of Economics (3)
  • or both of the following:
    • ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    • ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • HIST 131 Early Western Civilization (3)
    • AH 111A Foundation Art History I (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • SOC 100 Principles of Sociology (3)
    • SOC 142 Social Trends and Problems (3)
    • ANTH 120 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • FCSE 296 Computer Applications for Family and Consumer Sciences Professions (3)
    • ART 149 Foundation Computer Art (3)

Each course on the student’s program planner must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. In addition, a course in which a grade lower than “C” is received must be retaken and successfully completed prior to enrolling in a course for which it is a prerequisite. A student receiving a grade lower than a “C” may proceed with other courses with approval of the Area Coordinator.

Minor in Textiles (code FCS_UM03)

The Minor in Textiles is available to any non-Fashion Merchandising or Textiles and Clothing major.

Eighteen units including:

  • Take all the following courses:
    • FMD 155 Introduction to the Fashion Industry (3)
    • FMD 253 Introductory Textiles (3)
    • FMD 353 Intermediate Textiles (3)
    • FMD 457 International Textiles and Apparel (3)
    • FMD 458 Fashion Product Development (3)
  • Take 3 units selected from the following:
    • FMD 450 Cultural Perspectives of Dress (3)
    • FMD 492E Internship in Fashion Merchandising (3)

It is the student’s responsibility to adhere to all prerequisites listed below. It should be noted that several prerequisites fulfill general education requirements.

  • 1. Prerequisites for FMD 353: FMD 253, FCSE 296 and CHEM 100 or 111A (fulfills G.E. Category B1b).
  • 2. Prerequisites for FMD 450 (fulfills G.E. Category D2 and Global): Completion of GE Foundation courses; ANTH 120 or SOC 100 or 142 (fulfills G.E. Category D2) and upper division standing or consent of instructor .
  • 3. Prerequisites for FMD 457: ECON 100 and 101 or ECON 300 (fulfills G.E. Category D2) and FMD 353, senior standing or consent of instructor .
  • 4. Prerequisite for FMD 458: FMD 353, senior standing, or consent of instructor.
  • 5. Prerequisite for FMD 492E: FMD 451, 455, or 457.