BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Design and Product Development

The four-year degree 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 MFD are encouraged to complete their programs within four years.

The four-year degree 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 degree 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.

This is a model four 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.

This degree program can be completed in eight semesters.

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)

GEP 101 or UHC 110 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
MTH 130 or Higher 3
MFD 101 Introduction to Fashion 1
MFD 103 Introduction to Fashion Construction 3
HST 121 or HST 122 3
Total hours15

Second Semester (Spring)

COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
MFD 202 Fashion Textiles 3
Life Science 4
MFD 270 Advanced Fashion Construction 3
Total hours16

Third Semester (Fall)

ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions 3
ART 115 Drawing I 3
MFD 201 History of Fashion 3
MFD 210 Computer Imagery in the Fashion Industry 3
MFD 370 Flat Pattern 3
Total hours15

Fourth Semester (Spring)

MFD 301 Introduction to Product Development 3
MFD 303 Evaluation of Product Quality 3
MFD 307 Advanced Computer Imagery for the Fashion Industry 3
MFD 371 Draping 3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Total hours15

Fifth Semester (Fall)

Elective 1
Human Cultures: Humanities 3
MFD 304 Application of Product Development 3
MFD 305 Pre-Internship Seminar 1
MFD 306 Merchandising Mathematics 3
MFD 470 Design Challenges 3
Total hours14

Sixth Semester (Spring)

PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Human Cultures: The Arts 3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 3
Option: Junior Collection/elective/minor 3
Physical Science 4
Total hours16

Seventh Semester (Fall)

MFD 402 Internship should be completed previous summer semester 4
MKT 351 Consumer Market Behavior 3
MFD 403 Post-Internship 2
MFD 372 Fashion Illustration 3
Public Affairs: Cultural Competence 3
General Education/electives/minor 4
Total hours15

Eighth Semester (Spring)

Public Affairs: Public Issues 3
MFD 570 Senior Collection 3
General Education/electives/minor 9
Total hours15

GPA requirements

GPA requirements include a minimum 2.00 Missouri State GPA and a minimum 2.50 combined GPA to be guaranteed admission to the College of Business.