A minor in Merchandising provides students in other majors an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills specific to the field of merchandising. The minor may be of special interest to students majoring in areas such as art, business, and journalism and technical 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 and sourcing, and the marketing and retailing of consumer goods. The program encompasses the global study of the cultural/historical, economic, and scientific aspects of the textile and apparel industry while fostering an understanding and implementation of socially responsible business practices.
Effective Fall 2022
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.
|AM 101||Fashion Industries||3|
|AM 130||Awareness and Appreciation of Design||3|
|AM 270||Merchandising Processes||3|
|Select one course from the following:||3|
|Clothing, Adornment and Human Behavior (GT-SS3)|
|Select four of the following courses:||12-13|
|Global Sourcing of Textiles and Apparel|
|Textiles and Apparel Supply Chains|
|History of Fashion Designers/Manufacturers|
|Merchandise Planning and Control|
|Apparel Design and Retail Entrepreneurship|
|Textiles Product Quality Assessment|
|Social-Psychological Aspects of Clothing|
|Program Total Credits:||24-25|