Merchandising and Fashion Product Development Four-Year Degree Plan: Merchandising option

The following is a sample schedule for this major - your actual schedule may vary.

The following degree plan is based on the 2021-22 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First Semester (Fall)

CoursesHours
ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States since 1877
3
MFD 101 Fashion Fundamentals 1
MFD 202 Textiles 3
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics 3
Total hours15

Second Semester (Spring)

CoursesHours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Humanities - General Education 3
MFD 201 Fashion History 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
Total hours15

Third Semester (Fall)

CoursesHours
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions
or ENG 321 Writing II: Beginning Technical Writing
3
MFD 210 Fashion Technology 3
Life Sciences or Physical Sciences (with lab) - General Education 4
Focus on the Arts - General Education 3
Total hours16

Fourth Semester (Spring)

CoursesHours
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MFD 301 Technical Planning 3
MFD 304 Forecasting and Branding 3
MFD 307 Advanced Fashion Technology 3
Life Sciences or Physical Sciences (no lab) - General Education 3
Total hours15

Fifth Semester (Fall)

CoursesHours
MFD 303 Product Development 3
MFD 305 Portfolio 1
MFD 306 Industry Formulas and Calculations 3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 3
General elective 4
Total hours14

Sixth Semester (Spring)

CoursesHours
MFD 362 Visual Merchandising and Promotion 3
MKT 365 Introduction to Logistics 3
MFD 460 Merchandise Buying and Assortment Planning 3
MKT 351 Consumer Behavior 3
General elective 3
Total hours15

Seventh Semester (Fall)

CoursesHours
MFD-401 Internship (should be completed the previous summer) 3
MFD 403 Professional Development 1
MKT 354 Principles of Advertising 3
Cultural Competence - General Education 3
General elective 5
Total hours15

Eighth Semester (Spring)

CoursesHours
Public Issues - General Education 3
MFD 560 Business Analysis 3
MGT 340 Principles of Management 3
General elective 6
Total hours15

GPA & credit hour requirements

Electives, as needed to bring total credit hours to 120 and upper division hours (300+) to 40.

GPA requirements include a minimum 2.00 Missouri State GPA and a minimum 2.00 combined GPA.

Degree plan last reviewed 07-22-2021.