Bachelor of Arts, Major in Fashion Merchandising

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Fashion Merchandising is an online degree program beginning in the fall 2021 academic semester and courses will be offered in the 7 ½ week schedule (7A/7B) in the fall and spring semesters. Courses will also be offered in the summer. 

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Fashion Merchandising
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 13
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) 23
Component Area V (Creative Arts) 33
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 43
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Degree Specific Requirements
Foreign Language first two courses: WOLC 1411 and WOLC 14128
ARTS 1301Intro To The Visual Arts 33
or ARTS 1302 Exploring Contemporary Art
or ARTS 1303 Art History Survey I
MATH 1342Elementary Statistics 13
or MATH 1324 Mth for Mngl Decision Making
MCOM 1330Media, Culture and Society 23
or PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy
or SOCI 2319 Introduction To Ethnic Studies
PHIL 2303Critical Thinking 43
Major Core
BUAD 3345Entreprenuership I - Startup3
Select two of the following:6
Business Communication
Financial Inst & Mkts
Consumer Behavior
Retailing
International Marketing
Major
FACS 1332Introduction to Fashion Merchandising3
FACS 1369Introduction To Textiles3
FACS 2333Fashion Merchandising Technology3
FACS 2366Fashion in Society3
FACS 2375Fashion Promotion3
FACS 3348Buying I Merchandise Control3
FACS 3368Fashion Forecasting3
FACS 3371Fashion Merchandising Management3
FACS 4367Smn Cloth Textiles & Mdseing3
FACS 4369Internship3
Business Core
ECON 2300Introduction To Economics3
or ECON 2301 Principles Of Macroeconomics
or ECON 2302 Principles Of Microeconomics
MGMT 3310Principles Of Management3
MKTG 3310Principles Of Marketing3
Electives1
Minor (required)
Select 21 hours of Minor courses21
Total Hours120

Notes

A minor is required. Choose from a minor in General Business Administration, Management, or Finance.

Fashion Merchandising students that are pursuing a General Business Administration or Management minor are strongly encouraged to take MGMT 3327 as one of their approved electives.

FACS 4369 requires department approval and 90 hours of course work completed.

MGMT 3310 requires a minimum of 45 hours course work completed.

MKTG 3310 requires a minimum of 50 hours of course work completed.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area III4Component Area IX1
ENGL 130113Component Area III4
FACS 13323ENGL 130213
HIST 130123FACS 13693
MATH 1324 or 134233HIST 130223
 16 14
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
FACS 23333Elective1
FACS 23663ECON 2300, 2301, or 23023
PHIL 230343FACS 23753
POLS 230553POLS 230653
WOLC 14114WOLC 14124
 16 14
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IV3Component Area IX3
Component Area V3BUAD 33453
FACS 33713FACS 33483
MGMT 33103FACS 33683
Minor (required)3MKTG 33103
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
FACS 43673FACS 43693
FINC 3310, BUAD 3335, MKTG 3320, MKTG 3335, or MKTG 43403FINC 3310, BUAD 3335, MKTG 3320, MKTG 3335, or MKTG 43403
Minor (required)9Minor (required)9
 15 15
Total Hours: 120

Notes

A minor is required. Choose from a minor in General Business Administration, Management, or Finance.

Fashion Merchandising students that are pursuing a General Business Administration or Management minor are strongly encouraged to take MGMT 3327 as one of their approved electives.

FACS 4369 requires department approval and 90 hours of course work completed.

MGMT 3310 requires a minimum of 30 hours course work completed.

MKTG 3310 requires Junior standing.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The BA in Fashion Merchandising is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Critical thinking and problem solving within the scope of the fashion industry in order to objectively examine information to determine the most effective way to move forward in this fast-paced and globalized industry.
  • Collaboration and teamwork in order to communicate well with others and understand varying perspectives to enable them to come up with efficient and effective creative solutions.
  • Knowledge and understanding of merchandising functions to successfully construct the necessary data for various financially-related merchandise planning and development needs.
  • Balance of creative & artistic skills and business acumen to develop an inherent sense of understanding the intricacies of the fashion industry.