2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 04, 2023  
2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog

Family and Consumer Sciences: Fashion Merchandising Concentration (1219), B.S.F.C.S.

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In the fashion merchandising concentration (1219) a student has the choice of selecting unspecified electives or a minor in a supporting discipline. Minors in marketing, business administration, communications, sociology, psychology, art, and others are useful selections for complementing the major. An important component of the curriculum which contributes to professional development is supervised field experience. The experience offers each student additional means for individual specialization. Enrollment in supervised field experience courses requires a minimum 2.50 cumulative grade point average achieved two semesters preceding the semester of field experience and maintained until the semester of field experience. As an alternative to the supervised field experience, students can earn credits in approved, upper-division electives.

Careers in both traditional and non-traditional settings are open to graduates. Entry-level positions of recent graduates include department manager for a major retail store, wholesale representative and a buyer for a retail store. Many contemporary issues of society-at-large call for the services of the family and consumer sciences graduate who seeks to affect the lives of individuals and families in positive ways.

Degree Requirements

Family and Consumer Sciences Core Component (13 Hours)

(see above)

General Education Component (42-43 Hours)

Professional Development Component (33 Hours)

Select Option A or B to Develop Specialization

A. Supervised Field Experience (12 Hours)

  • Credit(s): 2
  • FCS 485 - Supervised Field Experience in Fashion Merchandising Credit(s): 1-5
  • FCS 495 - Supervised Field Experience in Fashion Merchandising Credit(s): 1-5
B. Approved Electives (300- or 400-level) Credit(s): 12

Electives Component: Unspecified (14 Hours)

Courses selected may be used for a declared minor in a supporting discipline.

Minimum Hours Required for a B.S.F.C.S. Degree: 120

A minimum of 36 hours is required in upper-division courses.

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