Textiles, Apparel, and Merchandising

Merchandising

This broad based curriculum will give you experience in all areas of fashion as you gain technical and creative knowledge through unique learning opportunities. The Merchandising concentration will help you refine your fashion retail, merchandising, and entrepreneurial skills as you gain expertise in business strategy, consumer behavior, and management.

Career Possibilities: apparel designer, costume designer, fashion merchandiser, materials specialist, product development scientist, retail distribution manager, textile scientist, graduate or professional school.


 

Semester 1


CRITICAL: “C” or better in ENGL 1001; MATH 1021.
ENGL 1001 English Composition (3)
MATH 1021 College Algebra (3)
General Education course - Arts (3)
General Education course - Physical or Life Sciences (3)
General Education course - Social Sciences (3)


Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 2


CRITICAL: MATH 1022/MATH 1431 or EXST 2201.
CMST 2060 Public Speaking (3)
MATH 1022 Plane Trigonometry (3) or
MATH 1431 Calculus with Business and Economic Applications (3)
or
EXST 2201 Introduction to Statistical Analysis (4)
TAM 2045 The Fashion Industry (3)
General Education course - Humanities (3)
General Education course - Physical or Life Sciences (3)


Total Semester Hours: 15-16

 

Semester 3


CRITICAL: ACCT 2000
ACCT 2000 Survey of Accounting (3)
TAM 2040 Textile Science (3)
TAM 2041 Textile Science Laboratory (1)
TAM 2042 Fashion: Trends, Analysis and Assortments (3)
Elective (3-2)


Total Semester Hours: 12-13

Semester 4


CRITICAL: ECON 2030.
ECON 2030 Economic Principles (3)
ENGL 2000 English Composition (3)
General Education course- Humanities (3)
General Education course - Natural Sciences (3)
Elective (4)


Total Semester Hours: 16

 

Semester 5


CRITICAL: TAM 3022 /MKT 3401.
TAM 3022 Apparel Quality Analysis (3)
TAM 3042 Apparel Merchandise Buying and Management (3)
TAM 3045 Visual Merchandising and Promotion Strategies (3)
MGT 3200 Principles of Management (3)
MKT 3401 Principles of Marketing (3)


Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 6


TAM 3032 Textile and Apparel Product Development (3)
TAM 3043 Apparel Merchandising Strategies and Assortment
Planning (3)
MKT 4443 International Marketing (3) or
MC 2035 Digital Brands (3) or
MC 2040 The Advertising Industry in Society (3)
TAM 3030 Field Study in Textiles, Apparel and Retailing (3) or
TAM 4041 History of Textiles (3) or
TAM 4043 Advanced Textiles (3)
MGT 3320 Human Resource Management (3) or
PSYC 3050 Introduction to Personnel and Industrial Psychology (3)


Total Semester Hours: 15

 

Semester 7


CRITICAL: TAM 4047 is only offered in the summer.
TAM 4044 Global Textile and Apparel Economics (3)
TAM 4046 Advanced Topics in Apparel Merchandising (3)
TAM 4047 Internship in Textiles, Apparel and Merchandising (3-6)
or
Approved coursework (6)
TAM 4072 History of Dress and Adornment After 1800 (3)


Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 8


TAM 4034 Textile and Apparel Product Evaluation (3)
TAM 4070 Entrepreneurship in Textiles, Apparel &
Merchandising (3)
TAM 4071 History of Dress and Adornment Prior to 1800 (3)
Electives (7)


Total Semester Hours: 16

 

120 TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS