Oct 27, 2021
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Apparel Design and Development, B.S.: 4-year sequence
The Apparel Design and Development program prepares students for the 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, technical 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.
Bachelor of Science Degree
|Total for graduation
Racial and Ethnic Studies (6 credits*)
Three credits must be selected from RES-A.
Global Perspective (6 credits*)
Complete a program of university-approved work or study abroad, or 6 credits of global perspective approved courses.
General Education Requirements (40 credits)
Communication Skills (9 credits)
Analytic Reasoning and Natural Sciences (10 credits)
Courses must be from the areas of analytic reasoning and natural sciences. At least one mathematics or statistics course and a natural science course with a lab are required.
Arts and Humanities (6 credits)
Courses must be from two or more areas including art history/music & theater appreciation, creative/performing arts, foreign language and culture, history, literature, 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.
Cross-disciplinary Issues (3 credits)
Courses must be selected from the list of approved cross-disciplinary 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)
Major Studies: Foundation Level (27 credits)
Major Studies: Apprentice Level (17 credits)
Major Studies: Designer Level (12 credits)
Minor/Specialization (24 credits minimum)
Select from approved list of minors and specializations:
- Applied Foreign Language (26 credits)
- Applied Photography (21 credits)*
- Art (22 credits)*
- Business Administration (22 credits)*
- Color (17 credits)*
- Health and Fitness (18-21 credits)*
- International Studies (34 credits)
- Journalism (22 credits)*
- Materials (22-27 credits)*
- Retailing (21 credits)*
- Supply Chain Management (22 credits)*
- Sustainable Design (23 credits)*
- Web Technology (21 credits)*
*Career Customization: Electives (0-7 credits)
Courses/credits may be selected from any category to meet the 24-credit Minor specialization requirement