Department of Design and Merchandising

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.

Learn more about the minor in Merchandising on the Department of Design and Merchandising website.

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 330Global Sourcing of Textiles and Apparel3
or AM 366 Merchandising Promotion
AM 371Merchandise Planning and Control4
AM*** Upper-Division Elective 13
DM 360/MKT 360Retailing3
Program Total Credits:22