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Merchandising and Design Minor

If you follow the world of fashion, you probably know exactly what’s in style. Imagine yourself helping design new clothes, marketing or selling the latest trends, or even helping people dress appropriately for an occasion. A minor in fashion merchandising can open you to the world of clothing, beyond design, and give you the background you need to succeed in the textile or apparel industry. Careers might include creating product lines for clothing or accessory manufacturers. Or maybe business and support operations are more to your liking, where you can work as a retail manager, in advertising and public relations, visual merchandising, or even forecasting trends and making purchasing decisions.

Required Courses: 18 hours

A minor must include a minimum of 12 hours unduplicated by your major(s) and minor(s). Complete at least 50% of the total hours for the minor at the 300-400 level.

  • FCS 302 Textiles (3)
  • FCS 313 Techniques in Professional Presentation (3)

Plus 12 hours from the following:

  • FCS 103 Clothing Construction (3)
  • FCS 106 Introduction to Fashion Industry (2)
  • FCS 202 Clothing Design (3)
  • FCS 240 Design and Interior Environments (2)
  • FCS 242 Techniques of Interior Design (3)
  • FCS 303 Fashion Retailing (3)
  • FCS 305 Housing Development and Design (3)
  • FCS 308 Household Technology (3)
  • FCS 312 Historic Costume (3)
  • FCS 318 Soft Furnishings (3)
  • FCS 403 Fashion Analysis (3)
  • FCS 408 Applied Concepts of Interior Design (3)
  • FCS 420 Professional Studies in Interior Design (3)