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Apparel and Accessory Merchandising and Home Furnishings

Program Summary
A. General Education (35-41 hours )
See Graduation from the University for the University General Education Program requirements. Students who have completed one year of American History in high school are exempted from the six credit-hour History General Education Program requirement; otherwise, students will have to meet the History requirement.

B. Coordinated Study (39 hours with one Specialty Area)

Merchandising Core (21 hours)
MRCH 2004 Technical Skills for Merchandising
MRCH 2106 Visual Merchandising
MRCH 3206 Merchandising Systems
MRCH 3104 Home Furnishings and Related Arts
MRCH 3215 Textile Industry Practices and Historical Perspectives
MRCH 4300 Family Resource Management
MRCH 4405 Textiles

Specialty Areas (may choose one or both):
Apparel and Accessory Merchandising (9 hours)
MRCH 2005 Introduction to Fashion Merchandising
MRCH 3216 Merchandising Strategies and Historical Perspectives
MRCH 4205 Behavioral Science Aspects of Clothing

Home Furnishings (9)
MRCH 3204 Residential Kitchen Planning
MRCH 4204 Furnishings Problems and Presentations
MRCH 4304 Trends in Housing and Home Furnishings

Internship in Merchandising (6 hours) UNIV 4110 (Corequisite MRCH 4600 and UNIV 4995) – Final semester

Professional Semester (3 hours) MRCH 4600 

C. Thematic Studies (6 hours) These courses are included in Specialty Areas
MRCH 4205 Behavioral Science Aspects of Clothing
MRCH 4300 Family Resource Management
MRCH 4304 Trends in Housing and Home Furnishings

D. Marketing Management Minor (18 hours) (Junior level classification required for all 3000 to 4000-level courses) MKTG 2610, 3010, 3012, 3140, and six semester hours chosen by the student from the following: MKTG 3320, 3410, 3620, 3650, 4230, 4470, 4530, 4920-29.

E. Electives-may be chosen to bring the total number of hours to 120 with a minimum of 42 uppder division hours.

Important Note: All coursework must be completed prior to the student's final semester except for MRCH 4600 (Senior Seminar), UNIV 4110 or PADM 4231 (Internship) and UNIV 4995 (Senior Project). A student can only enroll in 12 credit hours in the final semester which includes MRCH 4600, UNIV 4110 or PADM 4231, and UNIV 4995.

Course Descriptions

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Applied Music (MUAP)
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Sport and Leisure Commerce (SLC)
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Herff College of Engineering

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Loewenberg School of Nursing

Nursing (NURS)

University College

Family and Consumer Science (CSED)
Merchandising (MRCH)
Paralegal Studies (LEGL)
University College (UNIV)

Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management

Hospitality and Resort Management (HPRM)

Independent Programs

Orientation Program (ACAD)
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