2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Bachelor of Science in Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management

Residential Environments & Design Major

Program Curriculum 

Degree Core Requirements
AHRM 1104Introduction to AHRM and Student Resources 11
Economic Well Being
AHRM 2404Consumer Rights 23
Select one of the following:6
Principles of Economics
and Principles of Economics
Economics of the Food and Fiber System
and Economics of the Food and Fiber System
Product Analysis
Select one of the following:3
Resource Management for Individuals and Families
Clothing and People
Housing and the Consumer (Required for RED) 2
Business Fundamentals
MKTG 3104Marketing Management3
Action Learning
Select one of the following:3
Field Work/Practicum (Required for RED) 2
Independent Study
Undergraduate Research
Study Abroad
New York Fashion Study Tour (FMD Majors)
Major Requirements
RED 1624Residential Design Presentation 1,23
RED 2604Residential Design 1,23
RED 2614Introduction Residential Technologies 22
RED 2634Residential Technologies Laboratory 21
RED 2234Housing Textiles 23
RED 2654Residential Environments 1,23
RED 3624House Planning II 23
RED 3644American Housing 23
RED 3674Advanced Residential Technologies 23
RED 4624Advanced Kitchen and Bath Design 23
RED 4664Universal Design 23
RED 4654Advanced Topics in House Planning 23
Controlled Electives
Select twelve credits of the following:12
Survey of the History of Western Art
Play to Make
Public Speaking
Consumer and Family Finances
Human Development I: Childhood and Adolescence
Introduction to Disabilities Studies
Human Development II: Adulthood and Aging
Issues in Aging
Event Management
The Creative Process
Theories of Popular Culture
History of Industrial Design
History of Modern Industrial Designers
Foundations of Entrepreneurship
Consumer Behavior
Principles of Professional Selling
Introduction to Property Management
Marketing and Leasing Residential Properties
Managing Affordable and Specialized Housing
Housing Challenges and Policies in the United States
Principles of Real Estate
Study Abroad
Housing Study Tour
Undergraduate Research
Green Building Systems
Technology and Disability
Free Electives
Select 14 credits of free electives14
Pathways to General Education 3
Pathways Concept 1 - Discourse
Select six credits in Pathway 1f6
Select three credits in Pathway 1a3
Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities
ART 2386Survey of the History of Western Art (Required for RED) 23
Select three credits in Pathway 23
Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences
RED 4604Environmental and Sustainability Issues in Housing (Required for RED major) 23
Select three credits in Pathway 33
Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences
Select six credits in Pathway 46
Pathways Concept 5 - Quantitative and Computational Thinking
ACIS 1004Accounting Foundations (5F ; required for RED) 23
Select three credits in Pathway 5f3
Select three credits in Pathway 5a3
Pathways Concept 6 - Critique and Practice in Design and the Arts
AHRM 1014Design and Art for Consumers (Integrated art and design credit ; required for RED)3
AHRM 2014Design for Consumers Studio (6D ; required for RED)3
Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States
RED 4604Environmental and Sustainability Issues in Housing (Required for RED) 23
Total Credits123

For satisfactory progress toward a degree, these courses must be completed by the time the student has attempted 75 hours.


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


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)

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".

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


Some courses listed on this checksheet may have pre-/co-requisites; please consult the University Course Catalog or check with your advisor.