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Curriculum in Apparel Merchandising, Design, and Production

Administered by the Textiles and Clothing Program. Leading to the degree bachelor of science. Total credits required: 123 including a minimum of 18 credits in AMDP at Iowa State University for the degree.

The major in apparel merchandising, design, and production provides a broad based program of study with flexibility in creating program options. Courses are required in general education, and textiles and clothing core. To complete the program, a student combines structured clusters of courses to form primary and secondary program options.

A minor in apparel merchandising, design, and production is available; the requirements appear under Textiles and Clothing, Courses and Programs.

Cr. Degree Requirements
9.5 Communications Skills
6.5 Engl 150, 250; Lib 160
3 Select from ComSt 214, 218; Sp Cm 212
9-14 Biological and Physical Sciences and Mathematical Disciplines
3-4 Mathematics (Math 150 recommended for Merchandising and Production Options)
3-5 Select from natural sciences (including FS HN 167)
4-5 Stat 101 or 104, or 226
9-10 Social sciences
6 Econ 101
3 T C 165
3 Select from the Human Sciences list (including T C 362)
9 Humanities
3 T C 257, 354, 356 or AESHM 342.
3 Select from Human Sciences approved list, foreign language requirement
3 One history/art history course. Creative Design: Art H required.
Professional courses
.5-1 Orientation - FCEdS 110
23 Textiles and clothing core: T C 111, 131, 204, 210, 231, 245, 275, 311, 372, 470
5-9 T C 380, 381, or 470 (outside home state)
Primary options
Select one cluster from primary options
13 Design Professional Courses T C 121, 225, 278, 321
15 Merchandising Professional Courses
12 T C 376, 377, 475; Acct 284; 3 Mkt 340 or T C 340
15 Production and Sourcing Management Professional Courses
12 T C 121, 305, 331, 496
3 Acct 284
Additional Requirements for a Primary Option
24 Design
R T C 301
9 T C 325, 326, 495
3 Select one: T C 354 or 356
12 Select from T C 257, 305, 315, 331, 340, 354, 356, 362, 377, 404; AESHM 471, 474; Thtre 255; Any Art History, Art Integrated Studio or Design Studies
24 Technical Design
R T C 301
12 T C 305, 315, 325, 331
6 Select two courses from T C 354, 356, 362, 496
6 Select two courses from: Acct 284; I E 408; OSCM 320; T C 340, 404
24 Product Development
15 T C 305, 331, 467, 496; Acct 284
3 Select one: Mkt 340, T C 340
6 Select two: T C 315, 376, 377, 404, 475; AESHM 474; I E 408
14-16 Merchandising Option
8-10 Select three: T C 340*, 438, 467, 496; AESHM 271, 287, 471, 474, 477; ADVRT 230; Mgmt 370, 371; Mkt 340*, 410, 446, 448
3 Select one: T C 354, 356, 362, 467
3 Select one: T C 121, 305, 331, 40
12 Production/Sourcing Management Option
6 Select two: I E 408; LSCM 360; OSCM 320; Stat 495; T C 340*, 404; TSM 310
3 Select one: T C 354, 356, 362, 467
3 Select one: T C 362, 381 or Study Abroad
Secondary options
For Merchandising and Production/Apparel Engineering select a second cluster from the secondary option areas.
9-10 Business/Entrepreneurship
9-12 Select three courses from AESHM 287, 474; Acct 215, 285; Econ 355; Fin 301; LSCM 360; Mgmt 310, 313, 370; Mkt 340; MIS 330; OSCM 320
9 Communications/Publication
9 Select three: ComSt 214; Engl 302, 303, 309, 313, 314; Jl MC 310, 321, 341, 342; Sp Cm 212; any Art Graphic Design
9 Consumer behavior/marketing
3 T C 467
3

Select from T C 340, 499; Advrt 230; Jl MC 205, 220; Mkt 410, 442, 444, 446, 447, 448, 451, 493

9 History/Museum Studies
3 T C 257
6 Select two courses from T C 354, 356, 362, 404, 467, 499; Any History; Any Art History; any Anthropology
9 Human Resource Management
9 Select three courses from AESHM 287; T C 438, 467, 499; ComSt 214, 218, 310, 314, 317; HD FS 370; Mgmt 370, 371; Psych 450; Soc 380; Sp Cm 212
9 International Trade
3 T C 362
6-8 One foreign language or 6 credits from T C 381, AESHM 421; Anthr 323, 325, 326, 418; IntSt 120/220, 235; Mgmt 414; Mkt 448; TSC 341
9 Public Relations/Event Management
3 Select three: T C 287, 499; AESHM 471; Advrt 230, 301, 334, 424, 434; Jl MC 205, 220, 321; Mkt 410, 447
Electives
Select courses to broaden or complement the options (see adviser).
123 Total credits

* If Merchandising primary option, may need to select another course from approved list.