Bachelor of Science, Major in Fashion Merchandising

The Bachelor of Science 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 Science, Major in Fashion Merchandising
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics)3
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 13
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 24
Degree Specific Requirements
Additional Social or Behavioral Science (6 hours)6
BUAD 3345Entreprenuership I - Startup3
KINE 2115Lifetime Health and Wellness 21
PHIL 2303Critical Thinking 13
Major: Foundation
FACS 1332Introduction to Fashion Merchandising3
FACS 1369Introduction To Textiles3
FACS 2333Fashion Merchandising Technology3
FACS 2366Fashion in Society3
FACS 2375Fashion Promotion3
FACS 3325Digital Fashion Retailing3
FACS 3348Buying I Merchandise Control3
FACS 3368Fashion Forecasting3
FACS 3371Fashion Merchandising Management3
FACS 3375Fashion Brand Management3
FACS 4329Global Issues in the Fashion Industry3
FACS 4348Buying II: Planning & Allocation3
FACS 4359Fashion Innovation and Creativity3
FACS 4367Smn Cloth Textiles & Mdseing3
FACS 4369Internship3
Electives: General
General Electives3
Minor: Required 3
Minor 21
Total Hours120
1

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) as well as the major.

2

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option).

3

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

Notes:

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework.

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 3325 is a summer-only course.

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

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
Component Area II 3Component Area III4 
Component Area III4ENGL 130213 
ENGL 130113FACS 13693 
FACS 13323HIST 130223 
HIST 130123KINE 211531 
 16 14 
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
Component Area IV3Component Area IX3 
FACS 23333Additional Social and Behavioral Sciences3 
FACS 23663FACS 23753 
Minor 43PHIL 230363 
POLS 230553POLS 230653 
 15 15 
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
Component Area V3Additional Social and Behavioral Sciences3FACS 33253
FACS 33483BUAD 33453 
FACS 33713FACS 33683 
Minor 46FACS 33753 
 Minor 43 
 15 15 3
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
FACS 43483FACS 43293 
FACS 43673FACS 43593 
Minor 46FACS 43693 
 General Electives3 
 Minor 43 
 12 15 
Total Hours: 120
1

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area I (Communications). 

2

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VI (U.S. History). 

3

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option).

4

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

5

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VII (Political Science/Government).

6

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) as well as the major. 

Notes

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework.

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 3325 is a summer only course.

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

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 BS 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.
  • A balance of creative & artistic skills and business acumen to develop an inherent sense of understanding the intricacies of the fashion industry.