2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog


Department of Fashion Merchandising

The Department of Fashion Merchandising offers the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree.

Pass/No-Credit Policy

Students majoring in the College of Fine Arts may take up to two courses (eight hours maximum) on a P/NC basis. No course applied to the student’s major, minor or associated requirements may be taken on the P/NC basis.

Minimum Grade Requirement

A 2.5 cumulative GPA is required to declare a fashion merchandising. To advance to upper-level courses and to graduate as a major in Fashion Merchandising, students must attain a "C" or better in all FAME courses.

Honors College

Students who are members of the Honors College may pursue Departmental Honors in Fashion Merchandising. See FAME 30003, FAME 40003.

Fashion Merchandising Summer Study Programs

Summer study programs in New York City and Paris, France are available to fashion merchandising majors. The New York Study Program provides a study of the textile, apparel and merchandising industries, and the significance of New York City as an international business center. The Paris, France Program offers exposure to both historic and contemporary fashion, and design as well as cultural trends and influences. Each program offers 3 credit hours of undergraduate credit that applies to the major.

Fashion Merchandising Student Affiliations

Students who demonstrate high scholarship are eligible for membership in the Beta Zeta chapter of Phi Upsilon Omicron, a national honor society. Opportunities are available for students to affiliate with student sections of professional organizations, including Fashion Group International.