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Students from any department in the university may request enrollment in the fashion merchandising minor provided they have a minimum GPA of 3.0. The minor consists of 18 credits, nine of which must be at the 300-400 level. Students in the Bachelor of Arts in Fashion with a concentration in fashion merchandising program are not eligible for this minor.

Course Title Hours
Required courses (must be completed before progressing to electives)
FASH 120Introduction to the Fashion Industry3
FASH 341Merchandise Planning and Control3
Select 12 additional credits from:12
Concepts of Fashion Merchandising Environment
Textiles for the Fashion Industry
Contemporary Fashion
Fashion and Sustainability
Retail Buying Simulation
Fashion Forecasting
Fashion Promotion
Merchandising Luxury Fashion
Fashion Branding
Fashion Workshop
Line Development Studio
Supervision and Management
Line Development
Importing and Exporting Fashion
Total Hours18