Departments & Programs
Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design
The Apparel Merchandising program offers students a comprehensive examination of merchandising as it relates to the retailing industry of tomorrow. Coursework includes product basics as well as current industry trends, coupled with a minor such as the Kelley School of Business Minor for Apparel Merchandising Majors, Minor in Fashion Design, or other minor approved by the Apparel Merchandising advisor. Students are encouraged to select a series of related AMID courses in order to construct a merchandising concentration.
Students in apparel merchandising can prepare for a variety of careers in retail buying, retail management, product development, consumer services, visual merchandising, fashion promotion, retail account coordination, wholesale sales, brand management, merchandising management, sourcing, product manufacturing, and merchandise analysis.
Any course taken to satisfy the requirements of the degree must be completed with a minimum grade of C–, and the grade point average of all courses taken in the degree must be at least 2.000. Course prerequisites will be strictly upheld.
- Writing, same as B.A. (Intensive Writing, English Composition).
- Mathematics, one course from the following: M118, M119, or equivalent. Higher level courses may be substituted.
- Foreign language, two years of one language, or one year of foreign language and two culture studies courses—one course from CASE DUS and another from CASE GCC.
- Arts and humanities, four courses.
- Social and historical studies, four courses, including Economics-E 201, E 202, and Sociology-S 100.
- Natural and mathematical sciences, three courses, including Psychological and Brain Sciences-P 101.
- One course in Critical Approaches to the Arts and Sciences.
Students must complete the following coursework from the Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design:
- 28 credit hours, including AMID-R 100, F202, F203, R204 or F207, R315, R404, and R413; plus 9 credit hours of 300- to 400-level electives from AMID-R 308, R309, R316, R319, R321, R327, R328, R409, R410, R412, R416, R450, R490, and Y398.
Students must also complete selected courses outside the Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design, including:
- Economics E201 and E202, Psychological and Brain Sciences P101, and Sociology S100.
- Kelley School of Business courses: BUS-K 201, A200, M300, and X420 or Arts and Sciences Career Services (ASCS) Q299.
Students pursuing the Apparel Merchandising B.S. must also complete one of the following: the Business Minor for Apparel Merchandising Majors, the Minor in Fashion Design, or another related minor approved by the Apparel Merchandising advisor.
Only two courses for a maximum of 6 credit hours can be counted toward both the Apparel Merchandising B.S. and the Fashion Design B.A.; only two courses for a maximum of 6 credit hours can be counted toward both the Apparel Merchandising B.S. and the Minor in Fashion Design.
Note: Apparel Merchandising B.S. students may exceed the normal maximum of 22 credit hours outside the College of Arts and Sciences, up to a limit of 28 credit hours, provided those credit hours are chosen from the following courses: Business A200, K201, L201, M300, M311, M312, X420, Z302, or other business courses approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
Supervised internships are available.