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Fashion Merchandising and Design

Undergraduate Programs

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

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • ACCT 201 Elementary Financial Accounting (3)
    • CAFF 321I Family and Consumer Resource Management (3)
    • FCSE 299 Intro to Family and Consumer Sciences (1)
    • 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 255 Fashion Industry Ethics and Social Responsibility (3)
    • FMD 258 Fashion Merchandising and Design Practicum (3)
    • FMD 350 Fashion Forecasting (3)
    • FMD 351 Fashion Promotion and Sales (3)
    • FMD 353 Intermediate Textiles (3)
    • FMD 355 Fashion Buying 1: Planning and Buying Fundamentals (3)
    • FMD 451 The Fashion Customer (3)
    • FMD 455 International Fashion Retailing (3)
    • FMD 457 International Textiles and Apparel (3)
    • FMD 492E Internship in Fashion Merchandising (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 both of the following:
    • ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    • ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • Take three of the following courses:
    • FCSE 490B New York Fashion Study Tour
    • FCSE 490 Selected Topics in Family and Consumer Sciences Education (1-3)
    • FCSE 497 Directed Study
    • FMD 356 Fashion Buying 2: Planning and Buying Applications
    • FMD 450 Cultural Perspectives of Dress
    • FMD 456 Historic Perspectives of Fashion
    • FMD advisor approved fashion study abroad course
    • Three units of advisor approved electives
  • 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)

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.