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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.
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.
The Department of Retailing proposes to allow all the required courses for the Fashion Merchandising concentration to count as an elective course for the Retail Management concentration and vice versa.
Justification: The Department of Retailing strives to offer a wide range of elective courses for retailing majors in each concentration. The required courses for the Fashion Merchandising concentration are highly relevant to the retail majors with the Retail Management concentration, preparing the students with useful knowledge and skills necessary in the field of retailing. The same holds true for the retailing majors with the Fashion Merchandising concentration. All the required courses for the Retail Management concentration are highly pertinent to the students with the Fashion Merchandising concentration. To provide more elective options to choose, the Department of Retailing proposes to count the required courses of one concentration as a required elective of another.
Thank you for submitting your proposal to the Committee on Curricula & Courses. We are moving your proposal forward to the Faculty Senate. 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
Minor revision. No BOT, CHE, or SACS notification requried.
This update will appear in the 2018-19 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin to be published 15 February 2018.