May 24, 2024  
Fall 2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fall 2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fashion Merchandising and Product Development, Specialization in Fashion Institute of Technology, BSFMPD


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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in fashion merchandising and product development are expected to:

  • Plan textile and apparel product lines to meet target market needs using the product development process.
  • Evaluate apparel industry processes in which products are developed, produced, marketed, sold, and consumed in the global economy.
  • Formulate solutions to apparel and textile global problems as evidence of critical and creative thinking skills.
  • Evaluate issues of personal and social responsibility, professional behavior, and ethics related to the impact of individual, organizational, and corporate decision making.

Students select one of two options within the degree program:

BG Perspective (BGP) Requirements


Must complete at least 1 course in each of the following:

   English Composition and Oral Communication
   _____________________________    ________

   Quantitative Literacy
   _____________________________    ________

Must Complete at least 2 courses in each of the following:

   Humanities and the Arts
   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________    

   Natural Sciences - at least one Lab Science required
   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________                                                                                      

   Social and Behavioral Sciences
   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________                                                                        

Complete total required BGP credit hours by selecting courses from any of the above categories:

   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________                                                                                    

University Requirements

Designated courses in Humanities and the Arts and the Social and Behavioral Sciences domains may be used to fulfill both the BGP requirement and one of the following university requirements:

Cultural Diversity in the US    ____________
International Perspective       ____________

Composition Requirement:
WRIT 1120                              

Total BGP Credits: Must be at least 36                      

College Requirements:


(3 Credits)

Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T)


(30 Credits)

Must be accepted into F.I.T. Advertising and Communications (F/Spr) Textile Development and Marketing (F)

Free Elective Courses


Minimum 9

(These are free electives that are not used anywhere else in your program. Consider choosing 3000-4000 level courses from: FMPD , FCS, BA, COMM, ART, ARTH, PSYC, SOC, MKT, MGMT, ENG, foreign language, or VCT.)

Note:


@ Letter grade of “C” or better is required.

A MINOR IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED.

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