Family and Consumer Sciences - Merchandising (Bachelor of Science)

The concentration in Merchandising offers the educational background needed for positions as buyers, managers, and consultants for retail stores and related businesses in the area of merchandising.

In addition to courses noted below, candidates for graduation must successfully complete all JSU Academic Regulations. More information about general education requirements can be found in the Summary of Degrees/Requirements section of the catalog.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHours
EH Composition sequence 3
Natural Science 4
MS 110 Finite Mathematics (or higher level) 3
History 3
FCS 131 Clothing Construction 3
SSC 101 First Year Experience 0
 Hours16
Spring
EH Composition sequence 3
Fine Arts 3
EH 141 Speech 3
Natural Science 4
History 3
 Hours16
Sophomore
Fall
Literature 3
EC 221 Principles of Microeconomics 3
PSY 201
Principles of Psychology
or Introduction to Sociology
3
FCS 215 Introductory Nutrition 3
FCS 232 Textiles 3
General Electives 1
 Hours16
Spring
Literature 3
CS 201 Introduction to Information Technology 1 3
ART 233 Design I 3
FCS 200 Seminar in Family and Consumer Sciences 2
Select one of the following: 3
Lifespan Human Development (WI)  
Child Growth and Development (WI)
and Child Growth and Development Laboratory (WI)
 
 Hours14
Junior
Fall
FCS 331 Fashion Fundamentals and Merchandising 3
FCS 355 Family Life Education (WI) 3
MGT 301 Principles of Management 3
MKT 301 Principles of Marketing 3
General Electives 1
 Hours13
Spring
FCS 332 Social Cultural Aspects of Apparel 3
FCS 335 Visual Merchandising 3
FCS 371 Management of Family Resources 3
MKT 378 Consumer Behavior 3
MKT 394 Retailing 3
 Hours15
Senior
Fall
FCS 435 Merchandise Planning and Analysis 3
FCS 471 Family Housing and Interiors 3
COM 345 Social Media Strategy 3
MKT 361 Sales/Sales Force Management 3
MKT 488 Advertising and Promotions 3
 Hours15
Spring
FCS 430 Senior Experiences in Fashion Merchandising 3
FCS 431 Textiles and Apparel in the Global Economy 3
FCS 432 History of Fashion 3
FCS 434 Apparel Design 3
General Electives 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours120