2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Bachelor of Science in Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management

Fashion Merchandising and Design Major

Program Curriculum 

Degree Core Requirements
AHRM 1104Introduction to AHRM and Student Resources 11
Economic Well-Being
AHRM 2404Consumer Rights3
ECON 2005
ECON 2006
Principles of Economics
and Principles of Economics
or AAEC 1005
AAEC 1006
Economics of the Food and Fiber System
and Economics of the Food and Fiber System
Product Analysis
Select one of the following:3
Clothing and People 2
Resource Management for Individuals and Families
Housing and the Consumer
Business Fundamentals
MKTG 3104Marketing Management3
Action Learning
Select one of the following:3
Study Abroad
New York Fashion Study Tour
Field Work/Practicum 3
Independent Study
Undergraduate Research
Major Requirements
FMD 1224Introduction to the Fashion Industry 13
FMD 2034History of Costume3
FMD 2204Introduction to Textiles 13
FMD 2214Apparel Textiles Laboratory 11
FMD 2264Apparel Product Development 13
FMD 3104Fashion Retailing Concepts3
FMD 3204Introduction to Textile Evaluation3
FMD 3224Apparel Assembly3
FMD 4224Fashion Analysis and Communication3
FMD 4234Apparel Quality Evaluation3
FMD 4274International Sourcing of Apparel Products3
MGT 3304Management Theory and Leadership Practice3
Controlled Electives
Select three of the following:9
Historic Costume and Textile Collection Management
Pattern Drafting for Apparel
Small Business Apparel Retail Development
Clothing Behavior Patterns
Fashion E-Tailing
Merchandising Strategies
Select one of the following:3
Principles of Accounting
Design for Consumers Studio
Introduction to Business Statistics, Analytics, and Modeling
Consumer Education Strategies
Debtor-Creditor Relationships
Consumer Protection
Organization Behavior
Managing Human Resources
Consumer Behavior
Principles of Professional Selling
Retail Management
Introduction to Property Management
Universal Design
Free Electives
Select ten credits10
Pathways to General Education 4
Pathways Concept 1 - Discourse
ENGL 1105First-Year Writing3
ENGL 1106First-Year Writing3
or COMM 1015 Communication Skills
COMM 1016Communication Skills3
Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities
Select six credits in Pathway 26
Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences
SOC 1004Introductory Sociology3
PSYC 1004Introductory Psychology3
Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences
Select six credits in Pathway 46
Pathways Concept 5 - Quantitative and Computational Thinking
ACIS 1004Accounting Foundations3
CS 1014Introduction to Computational Thinking3
STAT 2004Introductory Statistics3
Pathways Concept 6 - Critique and Practice in Design and the Arts
AHRM 1014Design and Art for Consumers3
FMD 2224Fashion Presentation Techniques 23
Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States
Select three credits in Pathway 73
Total Credits120

For satisfactory progress toward a degree, these courses must be completed by the time the student has attempted 72 hours.
A sequence of 2 foreign language courses is required for graduation unless 2 high school credits of the same foreign language or 6
transfer credit hours of foreign language have been earned. These credits do not count toward graduation. See Catalog section on
“Graduation Requirements.


Courses included in in-major GPA calculation; in-major and overall GPA of 2.0 required for graduation.


Prerequisites or co-requisites apply. Consult your advisor.


The Pathways curriculum includes seven core learning outcomes (visit https://www.apps.provost.vt.edu/pathways/table.html
for a full list of approved pathway courses, suggested courses are below).

In accordance with University guidelines, courses satisfying Degree Core Requirements may not be double counted to satisfy other areas of a degree such as in Pathways, Major Requirements, etc.