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Fashion Merchandising and Design

College of Health and Human Services

KIN Courtyard

Fashion Merchandising and Design - FMD Programs

Undergraduate Programs


Bachelor of Arts in Family and Consumer Sciences


The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences offers students a Bachelor of Arts degree in six option areas of study
• Child Development and Family Studies
• Consumer Affairs
• Family and Consumer Sciences Education
• Family Life Education
• Fashion Merchandising
• Textiles and Clothing

Requirements for all major include a minimum of 120 units for the Bachelor of Arts degree. In addition to general education requirements (51 units), a minimum of 40 units in Family and Consumer Sciences must be completed, 24 of which must be upper division. Students transferring from another college or university will receive transfer credit in required courses if the course is equivalent to the course at this University and it is first accepted by the University.

Specific degree and certificate information as well as option requirements are listed under each option alphabetically in this Catalog.

Fashion Merchandising and Design


A B.A. in Family and Consumer Sciences: Fashion Merchandising or Textiles and Clothing enables students to pursue careers in the design, production and merchandising of textile and apparel products and to meet individual and family textile and apparel needs. Career opportunities include: buyer-retailing, manufacturer's representative, product designer-pattern maker, store operations manager, stylist-fashion director, textiles (testing and evaluation) specialist, product developer, visuals director.

 

Course requirements for a B.A. in Family and Consumer Sciences: Fashion Merchandising or Textiles and Clothing are:


Option in Fashion Merchandising (code FCS_BA04) (120 units)


ACCT 201; CHEM 100 or 111A; CAFF 321I; ECON 100 and 101 or 300; HIST 131 or AH 111A; IS 233; MKTG 300; PSY 100; SOC 100 or 142 or ANTH 120; FCSE 296 or ART 149; FCSE 299, 486 and 499; FMD 154 or 252; 155, 251, 253, 258, 351, 353, 355, 492E; 12 units selected from FMD 450, 455, 456, 457, or either FMD 356 or 451; plus 9 units of advisor approved electives.

Each course on the student's program planner must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. In addition, a course which a grade lower than "C" is received must be retaken and successfully completed prior to enrolling in a course for which it is a prerequisite. A student receiving a grade lower than a "C" may proceed with other courses with approval of the Area Coordinator.

 

Minor in Fashion Merchandising (code FCS_UM02)


Eighteen units including FMD 155, 252, 455 or 457; and 9 units, including at least 6 upper-division units, selected from FMD 251, 253, 351, 355, 492E as approved by a Fashion Merchandising and Design faculty advisor. It is the student's responsibility to adhere to all prerequisites listed below. Several prerequisites fulfill general education requirements.

1. Prerequisites for FMD 351: FMD 258 and FCSE 296 .
2. Prerequisites for FMD 355: ELM passage, ACCT 201; FMD 155, 258; and IS 233, or consent of instructor .
3. Prerequisites for FMD 455: FMD 351, 355; MKTG 300, senior standing or, consent of instructor.
4. Prerequisites for FMD 457: ECON 100 and 101 or 300 (fulfills G.E. Category D2b) and FMD 353, senior standing, or consent of instructor .
5. Prerequisites for FMD 492E: FMD 451, 455 or 457.

The Minor in Fashion Merchandising is available to any non-Fashion Merchandising and Design major.

 

Option in Textiles and Clothing (code FCS_BA05) (120 units)


CHEM 100 or 111A; ECON 100 and 101 or 300; HIST 131; CHEM 100 or 111A; ECON 100 and 101 or 300; HIST 131 or AH 111A; SOC 100 or 142 or ANTH 120; CAFF 321I; IS 233; FCSE 296 or ART 149; FCSE 299, 499; FMD 152, 154, 155, 251, 253, 256, 257, 258, FMD 352, 353, 354, 357, 359, 450, 452, 458, 454, 456, 457, 492M.

Each course on the student's program planner must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. In addition, a course in which a grade lower than "C" is received must be retaken and successfully completed prior to enrolling in a course for which it is a prerequisite. A student receiving a grade lower than a "C" may proceed with other courses with approval of the Area Coordinator.

 

Minor in Textiles (code FCS_UM03)


Eighteen units including FMD 155, 253, 353, 458, and 457; 3 additional units selected from FMD 450 or 492E. It is the student's responsibility to adhere to all prerequisites listed below. It should be noted that several prerequisites fulfill general education requirements.

1. Prerequisites for FMD 353: FMD 253, FCSE 296 and CHEM 100 or 111A (fulfills G.E. Category B1b).
2. Prerequisites for FMD 450 (fulfills G.E. Category D2b and Global): Completion of GE Foundation courses; ANTH 120 or SOC 100 or 142 (fulfills G.E. Category D2b) and upper division standing or consent of instructor .
3. Prerequisites for FMD 457: ECON 100 and 101 or ECON 300 (fulfills G.E. Category D2b) and FMD 353, senior standing or consent of instructor .
4. Prerequisite for FMD 458: FMD 353 , senior standing, or consent of instructor.
5. Prerequisite for FMD 492E: FMD 451, 455, or 457.

The Minor in Textiles is available to any non-Fashion Merchandising or Textiles and Clothing major.