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 MFD 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.

This is a model four year graduation 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 1102
ENG 110 Writing I3
MTH 130 or Higher3
FMD 101 Introduction to Fashion1
FMD 103 Introduction to Fashion Construction3
HST 121 or HST 1223
Total hours15

Second Semester (Spring)

COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology3
FMD 202 Fashion Textiles3
Life Science4
FMD 270 Advanced Fashion Construction3
Total hours16

Third Semester (Fall)

ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions3
ART 115 Drawing I3
FMD 201 History of Fashion3
FMD 210 Computer Imagery in the Fashion Industry3
FMD 370 Flat Pattern3
Total hours15

Fourth Semester (Spring)

FMD 301 Introduction to Product Development3
FMD 303 Evaluation of Product Quality3
FMD 307 Advanced Computer Imagery for the Fashion Industry3
FMD 371 Draping3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics3
Total hours15

Fifth Semester (Fall)

Human Cultures: Humanities3
FMD 304 Application of Product Development3
FMD 305 Pre-Internship Seminar1
FMD 306 Merchandising Mathematics3
FMD 470 Design Challenges3
Total hours14

Sixth Semester (Spring)

PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship3
Human Cultures: The Arts3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing3
Option: Junior Collection/elective/minor3
Physical Science4
Total hours16

Seventh Semester (Fall)

FMD 402 Internship should be completed previous summer semester4
MKT 351 Consumer Market Behavior3
FMD 403 Post-Internship2
FMD 372 Fashion Illustration3
Public Affairs: Cultural Competence3
General Education/electives/minor4
Total hours15

Eighth Semester (Spring)

Public Affairs: Public Issues3
FMD 570 Senior Collection3
General Education/electives/minor9
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.