Department of Design and Merchandising

A minor in Merchandising provides students in other majors an opportunity to expand their knowledge of merchandising. The minor may be of special interest to students majoring in areas such as art, business, and journalism and media communication. The perspectives gleaned by selecting a Merchandising minor both enhance understanding of the student’s major program and expand career opportunities available to the student.

The Apparel and Merchandising program emphasizes study in apparel and textile design, product development, marketing and retailing of consumer goods, and sourcing of products. The program encompasses global study of the cultural/historical economic, and scientific aspects of the textile and apparel industry, while fostering understanding of consumer behavior and socially responsible business practices.

Effective Fall 1999

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

Lower Division
AM 101Fashion Industries3
AM 270Merchandising Processes3
DM 120Textiles3
Upper Division
AM 330Textile and Apparel Economics3
or AM 366 Merchandising Promotion
AM 371Merchandising Systems4
AM*** Upper-Division Elective 13
DM 360/MKT 360Retailing3
Total Credits22
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Select in consultation with advisor. Must be upper-division (300- to 400-level).