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The mission of the Department of Retailing is to prepare graduates for careers in the Retailing industry and Retailing-related fields which offer upward mobility via management positions.
Retailing majors may pursue a minor in any course of study offered by the College of HRSM or the University outside the Department of Retailing. College of HRSM required courses may not be counted toward a minor.
In order to enroll in the professional division of the Department of Retailing, a student must complete CMW and ARP requirements, ECON 224, ITEC 264, and RETL 261, RETL 262 and RETL 265 with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25. Graduation requires a minimum 2.00 USC GPA.
A Bachelor of Science Degree in Retailing consists of the Carolina Core, Related Coursework, College of HRSM Required Courses, Major Coursework, Emphasis Requirements and Electives.
All courses listed under CMW, College Required Coursework, Related Coursework, Major Coursework and Emphasis Requirements must be completed with a grade of C or better.
Retailing majors must select a concentration in either Retail Management or Fashion Merchandising. The Department of Retailing does not offer a retailing major without a concentration. Retailing majors may pursue a minor in any course of study offered by the College of HRSM or the University outside the Department of Retailing. College of HRSM required courses may not be counted toward a minor.
A Bachelor of Science Degree in Retailing consists of the Carolina Core, Related Coursework, College of HRSM Required Courses, Major Coursework, Concentration Requirements and Electives.
You must choose
You must choose two (2) courses in the same field, except MATH. Choose from either:
College of HRSM students must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language by achieving a score of 2 or higher on the foreign language placement test or by completing one foreign language course through 110 or 121. See list of approved GFL courses.
The additional hours of electives may vary depending upon how students fulfill the Carolina Core requirements.
1)Changing "Emphasis" to "Concentration": The Office of Provost uses the term "Concentration" to encompass various terms including emphasis, tracks, fields, and specializations. To maintain consistency and to reduce potential confusion among students, faculty, and staff, the Department of Retailing proposes to change "Emphasis" to "Concentration" in the undergraduate academic bulletin.
2) Adding "Retailing majors must select a concentration in either Retailing Management or Fashion MerchandisingRetailing. The Department of Retailing does not offer a major without a concentration." to the bulletin: The current bulletin does state the fact that all retailing majors need to select either Retail Management or Fashion Merchandising as a concentration, which can be confusing for students. This addition is necessary to improve the clarity and to reduce the potential for misguiding students and other stakeholders.
Thank you for submitting your proposal to the Committee on Curricula & Courses. We are moving your proposal forward to the Faculty Senate. There is no need to attend the Curricula and Courses meeting, but it is recommended someone from the department attend the next Faculty Senate meeting in case there are questions from the floor regarding your proposal.
We appreciate your patience and commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.
John Gerdes, Chair
Faculty Senate Committee on Curricula and Courses