Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences (B.S.F.C.S.) Major in Fashion Merchandising

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.

  2. A minor in Business Administration or Mass Communication is required for this major.
  3. This major is required to take specialized courses in Fashion Merchandising including culture and consumer behavior, textiles, textile product analysis, fashion buying principles, fashion merchandising, fashion history, fashion merchandising administration, fashion economics, and fashion promotional strategies.
  4. Students participate in an internship in a related area.
  5. Students must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  6. Nine semester credit hours must be writing intensive (WI).
  7. If two years of the same modern language are taken in high school, then no additional language hours will be required for the degree. In the absence of modern language taken in high school, then two semesters of the same modern language (1410 and 1420) must be taken at the college level, and the requirement will be added to the student's degree audit.
  8. Students must pass all required Fashion Merchandising courses with a “C” or higher.

Course Requirements

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
US 11001Communication Component Code 0103
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1301])3Component Area Option Codes 0903
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
MATH 1315 or 1319 (Mathematics Component Code 020 [TCCN MATH 1314 or1324] ])3FM 23303
FM 13303FM 23353
FM 13323 
 16 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3
American History Component Code 0603American History Component Code 0603
Creative Arts Component Code 050 [HUMA 1315]3Minor13
FM 23373FM 33303
Minor13FCS 33033
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Component Area Option Codes 0903Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 0403
FM 33343Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
FM 3335 or 33363FM Electives6
Support Course23Electives 2
FM Elective3 
 15 14
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
FM 4000-Level Electives6FM 43013
FM 43383FM 43393
 FM 4000-Level Electives3
 15 15
Total Hours: 120

Students may choose between the 18-hour Business Administration minor or the 18-hour Mass Communication minor.


Support Course: students may choose 3 hours from the following: ECO 2301, ECO 2314, ECO 2315, MC 3343, or MC 3367. Students who minor in Business Administration must choose a MC course. Students who minor in Mass Communication must choose a ECO course.