2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived]

Textiles, Apparel, and Merchandising Major

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(48 credits)

The Textiles, Apparel, and Merchandising Program concentrates on preparing students for a career in retailing. The major requires 48 semester hours which includes 24 required hours in textiles, apparel, and merchandising; 15 hours of electives in the major area; and the family and consumer sciences core. To better prepare for careers in retailing, students are urged to complete a minor or concentration in merchandising, communication, or another areas of interest approved by the adviser.

(FCS) Core Curriculum:

A 7-credit core of courses is required for all majors and some minors in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. The core courses promote the understanding of the integrative nature of the family and consumer sciences profession with its focus on the interrelationships among individuals, families, consumers, and communities. Students apply this understanding to the study of their areas of specialization.

Note: For several departmental curricular patterns, general education requirements in the biological and physical sciences, the social sciences, or art are specified.


Choose one from the following:

Directed Electives:

  • Textiles, Apparel, and Merchandising courses-17 hours as approved by the textiles, apparel, and merchandising area.

Merchandising Concentration (24 credits minimum):

Required Courses:

  • 15 credits of 300/400-level Marketing electives
    (completes the marketing minor)

Directed Electives:

Choose 6 credits from approved Marketing electives or the following courses:

Communication Concentration (24 credits minimum):


Choose 12 credits from other Communication courses in radio and television or the following courses in journalism:

  • COMM 116 3 credits
  • COMM 301 3 credits
  • COMM 306 3 credits

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