BS Four-Year Graduation Plan: Fashion Merchandising and Management

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 401: Internship in Fashion Merchandising. 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.

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
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
MTH130 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)

ENG 110 Writing I3
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches3
CSC 101 Computers for Learning2
Natural World4
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology3
FMD 307 Advanced Computer Imagery for the Fashion Industry3
Total hours17

Third Semester (Fall)

Culture and Society: Humanities Perspective3
Self-Understanding: Humanities Perspective3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics3
FMD 201 History of Fashion3
FMD 202 Fashion Textiles3
Total hours15

Fourth Semester (Spring)

Writing II3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship3
FMD 301 Introduction to Product Development3
FMD 303 Evaluation of Product Quality3
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting3
Total hours15

Fifth Semester (Fall)

Natural World4
FMD 304 Application of Product Development3
FMD 305 Pre-Internship Seminar1
FMD 306 Merchandising Mathematics3
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business3
Total hours14

Sixth Semester (Spring)

HST 121 or HST 1223
Self-Understanding: Creativity and Vision Perspective3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing3
FMD 360 Visual Merchandising3
FMD 361 Fashion Show Production3
Total hours18

Seventh Semester (Fall)

FMD 403 Post-Internship2
MKT 351 Consumer Market Behavior3
MGT 340 Organizational Behavior and Management3
Total hours15

Eighth Semester (Spring)

FMD 460 Fashion Merchandise Planning3
FMD 560 Entrepreneurship3
MKT 354 Principles of Advertising3
Total hours12

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.