Fashion Design and Product Development Three-Year Degree Plan

This is a model three-year degree plan. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school, your choice of general education electives and placement in English and Mathematics.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First Semester (Fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours17
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations
or UHC 110 Freshman Honors Seminar
2
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
MTH 130 or Higher 3
ART 115 Drawing I 3
MFD 101 Introduction to Fashion 1
MFD 103 Introduction to Fashion Construction 3
MFD 210 Computer Imagery in the Fashion Industry 3

Second Semester (Spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
ENG 110 Writing I 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
MFD 201 History of Fashion 3
MFD 202 Fashion Textiles 3
MFD 301 Introduction to Product Development 3
MFD 270 Advanced Fashion Construction 3

Third Semester (Summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours7
ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions 3
Natural World 4

Fourth Semester (Fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours16-18
Natural World 4
General Education 3
MFD 201 History of Fashion 3
MFD 306 Merchandising Mathematics 3
MFD 370 Flat Pattern 3

Fifth Semester (Spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Self-Understanding: Creativity & Vision Perspective 3
MFD 301 Introduction to Product Development 3
MFD 303 Evaluation of Product Quality 3
MFD 371 Draping 3

Sixth Semester (Fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
Elective(s) 18
MFD 304 Application of Product Development 3
MFD 305 Pre-Internship Seminar 1
MFD 306 Merchandising Mathematics 3
MFD 372 Fashion Illustration 3
MFD 470 Design Challenges 3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 3

Seventh Semester (Spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States Since 1877
3
MKT 351 Consumer Market Behavior 3
MFD 570 Senior Collection 3
Elective(s) 9

Eighth Semester (Summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours9-11
MFD 402 Internship in Fashion Design 4-6
MFD 403 Post-Internship 2
Elective(s) 3