Missouri State University

BS Four-Year Graduation Plan: Design and Product Development

The four-year gradation plan was created to demonstrate that it is possible for a student to graduate in four years. The four-year degree option can be completed in eight regular semesters (with one summer internship). Students in FID are encouraged to complete their programs within four years.

The four-year graduation plan assumes the following:

  • No remedial coursework is required
  • The student does not fail any classes and earns a grade of "C" or better in all FMD course work
  • The student does not change minors
  • The student is willing to take an internship during one summer

Also, a four-year graduation plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that a student may bring with him or her upon admission to the University. Make an appointment with an academic advisor to discuss schedules and options.

Check out the course rotation before scheduling your classes.


After your sixth semester, be sure to take FMD 402: Internship in Fashion Design. Successful completion of an internship is required to fulfill degree requirements.

First Semester (Fall)

First semester courses Credit hours
GEP 101 or UHC 1102
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
MTH 130 or Higher3
FMD 101 Introduction to Fashion1
FMD 103 Introduction to Fashion Construction3
FMD 210 Computer Imagery in the Fashion Industry3
Total hours15

Second Semester (Spring)

Second semester courses Credit hours
ENG 110 Writing I3
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches3
CIS 101 or CSC 1012
Natural World4
FMD 270 Advanced Fashion Construction3
Total hours17

Third Semester (Fall)

Third semester courses Credit hours
Culture and Society: Humanities Perspective3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics3
FMD 201 History of Fashion3
FMD 202 Fashion Textiles3
FMD 370 Flat Pattern3
Total hours15

Fourth Semester (Spring)

Fourth semester courses Credit hours
Total hours18

Fifth Semester (Fall)

Fifth semester courses Credit hours
Self Understanding: Humanities Perspective3
FMD 304 Application of Product Development3
FMD 305 Pre-Internship Seminar1
FMD 306 Merchandising Mathematics3
FMD 470 Design Challenges3
Total hours17

Sixth Semester (Spring)

Sixth semester courses Credit hours
HST 121 or HST 1223
Self Understanding: Creativity and Vision Perspective3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing3
ART 115 Drawing I3
Elective(s) 3
Total hours15

Seventh Semester (Fall)

Seventh semester courses Credit hours
FMD 403 Post-Internship2
FMD 372 Fashion Illustration3
MKT 351 Consumer Market Behavior3
Total hours12

Eighth Semester (Spring)

Eighth semester courses Credit hours
FMD 570 Senior Collection3
Total hours12