Minor in Fashion Merchandising (as of Spring 2024)

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The Minor in Fashion Merchandising would be highly beneficial for students with an interest in fashion industry related careers and who chose majors in General Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, International Business, Marketing, Management, Finance, Supply Chain Management, Art, Graphic Design, Theater, Mass Communication, or Communication Studies.  The fashion industry is multidisciplinary, and the courses taken in the Fashion Merchandising minor can prepare students for various careers in the industry along with their major area of study including fashion brand management, retail buying, planning and allocation, retail management, visual merchandising, fashion marketing, social media strategy and marketing, wholesale and showroom management, apparel supply chain and logistics, trend forecasting, fashion brand promotions, and costume design. 

Minor in Fashion Merchandising
Required Courses
FAMD 1332Introduction to Fashion Merchandising3
FAMD 2333Fashion Merchandising Technology3
Prescribed Electives
Select four courses from the following: 112
Introduction to Textiles
Fashion in Society
Fashion Promotion
Digital Fashion Retailing
Buying I Merchandise Control 2
Fashion Forecasting
Fashion Merchandising Management
Fashion Brand Management
Global Issues in Fashion
Buying II: Planning & Allocation
Fashion Innovation and Creativity
Total Hours18

Nine hours of the Prescribed Electives must be at the 3000-4000 level.


The ACCT 2301 prerequisite will be removed from FAMD 3348 effective Fall 2024.