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Fashion Merchandising - B.S. Program Requirements PDFDownload to print

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II. MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (57 credits)  Courses count in major GPA  
Type Course Title Credits
  FDM 10010 Fashion Fundamentals 3
    10020 Fashion Visuals 3
    10030 Fashion Fabrics I 3
    10050 Introduction to Fashion Technology 3
    20030 Fashion Apparel Analysis 3
    20263 Fashion Retail Industry 3
    25011 Fashion Branding 3
WIC   30083 Professional Seminar* 3
    30260 Product Development in the Fashion Industry 3
    30262 Fashion Merchandising Planning and Buying 3
    35011 Fashion Forecasting 3
    35270 Computer Applications in Retailing 3
    40270 Fashion Marketing 3
WIC   40291 Seminar in Fashion Merchandising* 3
    45012 Textiles and Apparel in the Global Economy 3
ELR   45192 Internship in Fashion Merchandising 3
    FDM upper-division electives** 9
Type Course Title Credits
KSS ECON 22060 Principles of Microeconomics 3
  MATH 10041 Elementary Probability and Statistics 3
  MKTG 25010 Principles of Marketing 3
  Choose from the following: 3-4
KMC MATH 11009 Modeling Algebra (4)  
KMC   11010 Algebra for Calculus (3)  
KMC   11012 Intuitive Calculus (3)  
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 6-7
  Kent Core Composition 6
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each) 9
  Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines) 3
  Kent Core Additional 6
  Minor Coursework and General Electives (number of credits required depends on meeting minimum 121 credit hours) 21

*Minimum C (2.000) grade must be earned in either FDM 30083 or FDM 40291 to fulfills the writing-intensive requirement.

**Maximum 6 credit hours of FDM 45093 can be used toward FDM electives.

Special Requirements:
Special Requirement 1: A minor is required for the B.S. Fashion Merchandising program—number of credit hours depends on the minor selected. See advisor for specific details on minor requirements.