Bachelor of Science in Apparel Design and Merchandising: Fashion Merchandising Emphasis Roadmap

20 Total Units Required
Minimum number of units in major: 58

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
ECON 101 Introduction to Microeconomic Analysis 3
Major Prerequisite: College Level Drawing Course (See Art or Design Courses) 3
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 2 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15
Second Semester
ECON 102 Introduction to Macroeconomic Analysis 3
MATH 110 Business Calculus 3 3
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15
Third Semester
ID 240 Color and Design 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied or SF State Studies or University Elective 3
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15
Fourth Semester
PSY 200 General Psychology 3
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 4
 Units14
Fifth Semester
ADM 260 Textiles 3
ADM 360GW Fashion, Clothing, and Society - GWAR 3
Major Electives (9 Units Total) See Note 3
GE Area UD–C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15
Sixth Semester
ADM 265 Introduction to the Fashion Industry 3
ADM 365 Textile Laboratory 1
ADM 369 Fashion Merchandising and Buying 3
ADM 466 Computer Applications in Clothing and Textile Industry 3
Major Electives (9 units total) – 3 Units of Marketing 3
Principles of Marketing  
Personal Selling  
Retail Management  
Digital Marketing  
GE Area UD–D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units16
Seventh Semester
ADM 561 Culture and Historical Costume 3
ADM 566 Fashion and the Consumer 3
ADM 665 Product Development for Apparel 3
Major Electives (9 Units Total) See Note 3
GE Area UD–B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Eighth Semester
ADM 560 Textiles and Apparel in the World Marketplace 3
ADM 569 Visual Merchandising and Promotion 3
CFS 600 Professional Development 4 3
SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 6
 Units15
 Total Units120
1

ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.

2

To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet LLD and SF State Studies requirements (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) within your GE.

3

MATH 60 and/or MATH 70 are required prerequisites to MATH 110 unless you score 50 or higher on ELM or have an ELM exemption.

4

 CFS 600 serves as major’s capstone experience.

Major Electives – Sample List (9 units total) 

ACCT 100Introduction to Financial Accounting3
ACCT 101Introduction to Managerial Accounting3
ADM 262Fashion Illustration (cannot be counted as elective if used as prerequisite)3
ADM/ID 300Designers of the 20th/21st Centuries3
ADM/ID 366Forecasting Apparel and Interior Design Trends3
ART 222Introduction to Textile Art3
ART 422Weaving I - Beginning3
ART 424Surface Design Studio3
CFS 543Sustainability in the Textile, Housing, and Food Industries3
CFS 657New York Fashion Study Tour3
CFS 685Projects in Teaching of Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics3
IBUS 330International Business and Multicultural Relations3
IBUS 430Import-Export Management and Small Business Operations3
ISYS 263Introduction to Information Systems3
MGMT 354Starting a Small Business3
MGMT 405Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior3
MKTG 431Principles of Marketing3
MKTG 433Personal Selling3
MKTG 436Retail Management3
MKTG 469Digital Marketing3
Select any ADM course in the alternate emphasis3