Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design B.S.

Degree Requirements: 126 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
Area A1 - Communication Skills
Select 6 credit hours from Area A1 of the Core Curriculum6
Area A2 - Quantitative Skills
Select 3 credit hours from Area A2 of the Core Curriculum3
Area B - Global Engagement
Select 4 credit hours from Area B of the Core Curriculum4
Area C - Humanities, Fine Arts, and Ethics
Select 6 credit hours from Area C of the Core Curriculum6
Area D - Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology
Select 11 credit hours from Area D of the Core Curriculum11
Area E - Social Sciences
Select 12 credit hours from Area E of the Core Curriculum12
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
ACCT   2030Survey of Accounting3
CISM   1110Computer Applications 11
CISM   1120Computer Concepts 12
FMAD   1234Apparel I3
FMAD   2130Understanding Aesthetics3
FMAD   2230Social and Psychological Aspects of Clothing3
TCGT   1530 - Global Sustainability and Innovation (3) OR significant international content course (see catalog) may be taken if TCGT   1530 was taken in other areas of the core3
Health and Physical Education Activities
HLTH   1520Healthful Living2
Physical Education Activities2
FYE   1220First-Year Seminar2
Major Requirements
FMAD   3231Fashion Fundamentals3
FMAD   3234Textiles3
FMAD   3235History of Costume3
FMAD   3237Apparel Analysis3
FMAD   4235Computer-Aided Design3
FMAD   4630Professional Seminar in Fashion3
FMAD   4790Internship in FMAD12
FMAD Major Electives
Select one of the following:3
Principles of Merchandising
Apparel II
Fashion Illustration
Fashion Study Tour
FMAD Restricted Emphasis
Select one area:12
Design Emphasis:
Apparel II
Apparel Design Analysis I
Apparel Design Analysis II
Merchandising Emphasis:
Principles of Merchandising
Visual Merchandising
Fashion Illustration
Fashion Presentation and Promotion
Non-Major Requirements
Students will select 9 credit hours of upper level courses from approved elective courses, course for approved minors, or those approved by advisor.9
Foreign Language Requirement or “Significant International Content” course
Select one Foreign Language Requirement or “Significant International Content” course3
Select 3 credit hours of Electives3
Total Credit Hours126

Public Speaking or Foreign Language required if taken in Area D 


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