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 and one summer semester. Students in MFD are encouraged to complete their programs within four years.
This 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 classes 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.
All Fashion Merchandising and Design majors are required to complete a minimum of four credit hours’ worth of internship experience to satisfy their major degree requirements.
Fashion Merchandising and Design, Fashion Design and Product Development optioned students must complete FMD 305: Pre-Internship Seminar, FMD 306: Merchandising Mathematics, FMD 370: Flat Pattern, and FMD 371: Draping, with grades of C or better and permission. This is a four course sequence, you must complete Pre-Internship prior to completing internship. Review the course descriptions for all three courses.
Fashion Merchandising and Design, Fashion Merchandising and Management optioned students must complete FMD 305: Pre-Internship Seminar and FMD 306: Merchandising Mathematics, with grades of C or better and permission. This is a two course sequence, you must complete Pre-Internship prior to completing internship. Review the course descriptions for both courses.
The Fashion Merchandising and Design program offers two options: Fashion Design and Product Development or Fashion Merchandising and Management.