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  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
University Catalog 2017-2018

Fashion Merchandising and Retail Studies (BS)


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Career Opportunities

Fashion Merchandising and Retail Studies prepares students with the knowledge and skills to work in both the manufacturing and retail areas of business. The program is designed for students having an interest in development, procurement, promotion and sale of products.

Courses focus on textiles, product quality, consumer selections, buying, promotions, event planning, multi-channel retailing and visual merchandising. The curriculum incorporates hands-on practical experience through class assignments and service learning that utilizes the MCS Computer Design Lab and Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop.

Students receive industry perspective through participation in field experiences. As sophomores, students participate in a study tour to explore the various areas in the fashion merchandising and retail studies industry in Dallas. Students may also participate in the New York study tour as juniors or seniors. Two internships are required; one is completed in the sophomore year and the other in the senior year.

The field of Fashion Merchandising and Retail Studies offers students a variety of career opportunities. The FMRS curriculum provides students with the opportunity for a built-in minor to prepare for a specialized area with the FMRS field. Students may choose to minor in Art, Entrepreneurship, Journalism, or Marketing.

Program Information

The Fashion Merchandising and Retail Studies program adheres to University guidelines for Upper Division. Students must hold  upper division standing prior to enrolling in human ecology content courses numbered 300 or above. A grade of "C" or better is required in all MCS and HEC courses in order to meet graduation requirements.

Fashion Merchandising and Retail Studies Curriculum (BS)


Freshman Year


English (GER)


Humanities (GER)


  • COMM 101: Principles of Communication Studies 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Select one Humanities (GER) course from the following disciplines: Literature, Foreign Languages, History, Classical Studies, Communications, Philosophy, Religious Studies, or Interdisciplinary. NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University.  3 Semester Credit Hours

Mathematics (GER)


  • Mathematics GER 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Mathematics GER 3 Semester Credit Hours

Natural Sciences (GER)


  • Select one Life Science course from the following disciplines: Animal Science, BIology, Biochemistry, Botany, Environmental Science, Plant Science, or Zoology.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University. 3 Semester Credit Hours
    • or
  • Select one Physical Science course from the following disciplines: Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Astronomy, or Meterology.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University. 3 Semester Credit Hours

Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER)


Select one Social/Behavioral Sciences course from the following two disciplines. NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University.  3 Semester Credit Hours

  • Social Sciences - Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, International Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, or Political Science
  • Behavioral Sciences - Psychology or Sociology

Total: 31 SCH


Sophomore Year


Natural Sciences (GER)


  • Select one Life Science course from the following disciplines: Animal Science, BIology, Biochemistry, Botany, Environmental Science, Plant Science, or Zoology.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University. 3 Semester Credit Hours  
    • or
  • Select one Physical Science course from the following disciplines: Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Astronomy, or Meterology.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University. 3 Semester Credit Hours

Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER)


  • Psychology 3 Semester Credit Hours

Major Courses


Electives


  • Electives  6 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 30 SCH


Junior Year


Fine Arts (GER)


Humanities (GER)


  • Select one Humanities (GER) course from the following disciplines: Literature, Foreign Languages, History, Classical Studies, Communications, Philosophy, Religious Studies, or Interdisciplinary. NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines many not be offered at Louisiana Tech University.  3 Semester Credit Hours

Natural Sciences (GER)


  • Select one additional course from either Physical or Life Science to complete the Natural Sciences (GER) requirement.  3 Semester Credit Hours

Electives


  • Electives  6 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 30 SCH


Senior Year


Major Courses


Directed Electives*


  • Directed Electives*  12 Semester Credit Hours

Electives


  • Electives  3 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 29 SCH


* Directed Electives are chosen by student in consultation with advisor

Total Semester Hours 120


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