Design and Merchandising (B.S.)

Curricula in this area provide a liberal education as well as the opportunity for a professional concentration in the fields of apparel design and fashion merchandising.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements for this program are satisfied by the general requirements for undergraduate admission to the University.

Candidates must complete 120 credits including satisfaction of the University General Education requirementsCollege degree requirements, and all departmental and area requirements as indicated below. A minimum grade of C- must be earned in each required course in the major in order for the course credit to count toward completion of the degree. All course work must be completed in accordance with the regulations of the University and the College governing undergraduate scholarship and degrees. 

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Design and Merchandising must complete a minimum of fifteen credits in Natural Science courses in lieu of the language requirements. Science courses taken in the following subjects areas: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Nutrition and Food Science, or Psychology.

Core Requirements
AFA 2410Textiles3
AFA 2420Fashion Design: Basic Construction3
AFA 3400Clothing and Culture3
AFA 3460Introduction to Merchandising3
AFA 5430History of Costume3
AFA 5997Seminar3
Total Credits18