Mar 26, 2023  
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Apparel Design and Development, B.S.

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The Apparel Design and Development program prepares students for the creative and technical global sewn products industry. Students will experience hands-on skill development in all ready-to-wear categories including sportswear, knitwear, safety & technical products and special occasion.

The program offers coursework in garment construction, pattern development, sketching, design, critical thinking, quality analysis, production processes, color and print development and computer aided design and manufacturing technologies. Semester-long study abroad opportunities are also available to students at London College of Fashion, AIU London and Lorenzo De Medici in Florence Italy.

General Requirements
Bachelor of Science Degree

Total for graduation 120 credits  
General Education 40 credits  
Professional Core 56 credits  
Minor/Specialization 24 credits  


Program Requirements

General Education

40 credits required

Analytic Reasoning and Natural Sciences (10 credits)

Additional Course:

Choose one natural science course with a lab.

Arts and Humanities (6 credits)

Courses must be from two or more areas including art history, creative arts, foreign language and culture, history, literature, music appreciation, performing arts and philosophy.

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)

Courses must be from two or more areas including anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology and sociology.

Contemporary Issues (3 credits)

Courses must be selected from the list of approved contemporary issues courses.

Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning (3 credits)

Courses must be selected from the list of approved social responsibility and ethical reasoning courses.

Selectives (3 credits)

Courses/credits may be selected from any category to meet the 40-credit requirement.

Professional Core

56 credits required


24 credits required

Select from approved list of minors and specializations:

  • Applied Foreign Language
  • Applied Photography
  • Art
  • Business Administration
  • Color
  • Health and Fitness
  • International Studies
  • Journalism
  • Materials
  • Retailing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainable Design
  • Web Technology

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