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Fashion Merchandising Management - Two-Year Associate Degree Program - Fall 2011 Curriculum

This curriculum applies to students entering in Fall 2011 only. Currently enrolled FIT students should refer to the FIT catalog of their entering year.

The major in Fashion Merchandising Management offers qualified students the opportunity to prepare for careers with retail and wholesale organizations in buying, merchandising, product development, creative fashion presentations, sales, management, or marketing.


Semester 1
MAJOR AREA FM 114 Intro. to the Fashion Industry 3
FM 116 Fashion Business Practices 3
RELATED AREA AC 111 Advertising and Promotion 3
MG 153 Excel for Business 2
LIBERAL ARTS choice see Requirements* 6


Semester 2
MAJOR AREA FM 117 Introduction to Fashion Marketing 3
FM 262 Contemporary Retail Management 3
choice See Major Area alternatives*** 3
LIBERAL ARTS choice see Requirements* 9


Semester 3
MAJOR AREA FM 224 Merchandising Math Apps. 3
FM 268 Team Development Workshop 2.5
choice See Major Area alternatives*** 3-4
RELATED AREA TS 111 Fundamentals of Textiles 3
choice see Related Area elective** 1.5-4
LIBERAL ARTS choice see Requirements* 3


Semester 4
MAJOR AREA FM 225 Fashion Merchandising 3
FM 244 Product Development 3
LIBERAL ARTS MA 222 Statistical Analysis 3.5
choice see Requirements* 3
ELECTIVE choice see Arts* G6 3


TOTAL Minimum Required

MAJOR AREA: 29.5-30.5 credits
RELATED AREA: 9.5-12 credits
LIBERAL ARTS: 24.5 credits
ELECTIVE: 3 credits
Health and/or Phys. Ed: 2 credits
TOTAL Minimum Required: 68.5 credits



A "G" followed by a number 1-10 identifies specific courses that meet SUNY General Education baccalaureate degree requirements (www.fitnyc.edu/gened).

G1 Basic Communication; G2 Math; G3 Science; G4 Social Science; G5 Western Civilization; G6 Arts; G7 Humanities; G8 Foreign Language; G9 Other World Civilizations; G10 American History.


American History: 3 credits
CHOICE of EN 271, 272, 274, 335, HA 314, LA 221, LA 392, or any other course which meets the American History Gen. Ed. requirement (G10).

Arts: 3 credits
CHOICE of EN 251, 262, 361, HA 214, HP 231, LA 211, or LA 321 (any one of these meets G6).

English/Speech: 6 credits
EN 121 (G1) (Prerequisite: College-level English as demonstrated by placement test OR completion of appropriate Educational Skills courses), and
CHOICE of EN 231, 232, 233, or 236 before the fourth semester.

History of Art & Civilization: 3 credits
HA 112 (G5).

Mathematics: 3.5 credits
Graduation requirement: Arithmetic proficiency as demonstrated by placement test OR completion of appropriate developmental mathematics course(s).
MA 222 (G2).

Science: 3-5 credits
CHOICE of SC 111, 112, 121, 122, 045/145, 032/332, or 253 (any one of these meets G3).

Social Sciences: 6 credits
SS 141 (G4), and
CHOICE of SS 131, 151, or 171.

** RELATED AREA ELECTIVES: 1.5-4 credits

CHOICE of AC 221, AR 101, AR 115, DE 101, HD 111, HP 201, IC 296, IC 297, IC 298, ID 103, JD 101, PH 116, PH 162, or SD 112.


CHOICE of two of the following courses: FM 144, 212, 213, 222, 223, 226, 231, 251, 491.


A 4-semester evening/weekend option is available for this degree program (www.fitnyc.edu/evening_weekend). The sequence of courses is the same as that listed on this page.


Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts program in Fabric Styling, and the Bachelor of Science programs in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing, Direct and Interactive Marketing, Fashion Merchandising Management, Home Products Development, International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries, Production Management: Fashion and Related Industries, and Textile Development & Marketing.

By completing certain course requirements, graduates may also apply to the Bachelor of Science program in Advertising and Marketing Communications and Technical Design.

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