The Washington State University Catalog

Merchandising

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Merchandising(120 Hours)

Merchandising includes courses designed to allow students to develop competence in the planning, buying, and selling of merchandise in either manufacturing or retail organizations. Curriculum includes a focus on marketing. Students often pursue one of the minors in Business.

Students wishing to certify in apparel merchandising, and textiles must have a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA. Students must receive a C or better grade in all AMDT courses, MKTG 360, and the business industry elective. A course may only be repeated once. Courses required in these programs cannot be taken on a pass, fail basis.
First Year
First TermHours
AMDT 1083
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or SCIENCE 101[SCI]13 or 4
COM 102 [COMM] or H D 205 [COMM] recommended3
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Second TermHours
AMDT 2083
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
Humanities [HUM]3
Physical Sciences [PSCI] or SCIENCE 102 [SCI]14 or 3
Electives3
Second Year
First TermHours
AMDT 2104
ECONS 101 [SSCI]3
Electives6
Second TermHours
ACCTG 2303
AMDT 2123
Electives9
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermHours
AMDT 3073
AMDT 3183
AMDT 4881
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS]3
AMDT Electives23
Second TermHours
AMDT 3143
AMDT 420 [M]3
AMDT 4403
Business Industry Elective33
AMDT Electives23
Third TermHours
AMDT 4903
Fourth Year
First TermHours
AMDT 417 [DIVR]3
MKTG 3603
AMDT Electives23
Electives6
Second TermHours
AMDT 413 [CAPS] [M]3
AMDT 4303
AMDT 4503
300-400-level Electives6

Footnotes

1For a total of 7 credits—one Biological Science [BSCI] and one Physical Science [PSCI] course, including one lab course, or 8 credits of [SCI] designated courses. (SCIENCE 101 [SCI] is offered Fall semester and is a prerequisite for SCIENCE 102 [SCI], which is offered Spring semester.)
2AMDT Electives include any AMDT course not used to fulfill major requirements.
3Business Industry Elective: B LAW 210; ECONS 321, 326, 352, 430; MGMT 301, 315; MIS 250; PHIL 360; WOMEN ST 320 [M].
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