INTERIOR DESIGN/FASHION MERCHANDISING CONCENTRATION

In the Interior Design/Fashion Merchandising concentration a student may choose a specialized subject area from the following options: Interior Design or Textiles, Clothing, and Fashion Merchandising. The student has the choice of selecting unspecified electives or a minor in a supporting discipline. Minors in art, business administration, communications, sociology, political science, psychology, and others are useful selections for complementing the major. An important component of the curriculum which contributes to professional development is supervised field experience. The experience offers each student additional means for individual specialization. Enrollment in supervised field experience courses requires a minimum 2.50 cumulative grade point average. As an alternative to the supervised field experience, students can earn credits in approved, upper division electives.

Careers in both traditional and non-traditional settings are open to graduates. Entry level positions of recent graduates include department manager for a major retail store, free lance interior designer, wholesale representative, and a buyer for a retail store. Many contemporary issues of society-at-large call for the services of the human environmental sciences graduate who seeks to affect the lives of individuals and families in positive ways.

Degree Requirements

I. Human Environmental Sciences Core Component ............................ 17 hours

          (see page 76)

II. General Education Component ......................................................... 52 hours

          Art 221

          Chemistry 121-122 or Biology 110-120

          Communications 200/210, 230, or 250

          Computer Science 201

          Economics 201

          English 111-112 and one course from Eng 250, 251, 260, 261, 270, or 271

          Mathematics 140

          Microbiology 251

          Psychology 110

          Sociology 201

          Zoology 201

          Electives: Humanities (3 hours)

                 (see accepted list, page 76)

          Social Science Elective (3 hours) Choose from: Economics 202, Psychology 120, or Sociology 202

III. Human Environmental Sciences Component ....................................... 18 hours

          Child and Family Studies 303

          TCFM 202 or Interior Design 210

          Consumer Resource Management 302

          Nutrition 322 or Food Sci 200

          Textiles, Clothing and Fashion Merchandising 303

          CRM 403 or TCFM 305

IV. Electives Component: Interior Design/Fashion Merchandising ........... 12-14 hours

          Courses selected to meet student’s own interest in specialization for career.

V. Electives Component: Unspecified ..........................................................15-17 hours

          Courses selected may be used for a declared minor in a supporting discipline.

Vl. Professional Development Component 15 hours

          Select option A, or B to complement electives in human environmental sciences and to develop specialization. Certain              combinations of two options may be approved.

               A. Supervised Field Experience: Human Environmental Sciences 460, 48-, 49-

               B. Approved Electives: 300-400

Total required for a B.S. degree ........................................................................ 131 hours

A minimum of 48 hours is required in upper division courses.


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