2 + 2 Bachelor of Science Degree in Fashion Design and Merchandising

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Freshman and Sophomore Year Requirements (Community College)

6 Hr English

Community College Courses

ENG 1113 English Composition I
ENG 1123 English Composition II

Equivalent Course @ MSU

EN 1103 English Composition I
EN 1113 English Composition II


6 Hr Mathematics

Community College Courses

MAT 1313 College Algebra
MAT 2323 Statistics OR
BAD 2323 Business Statistics

Equivalent Course @ MSU

MA 1313 College Algebra
ST 2113 Introduction to Statistics OR
BQA 2113 Business Statistical Methods


3 Hr Social and Behavioral Sciences

Community College Courses

PSY 1513 General Psychology

Equivalent Course @ MSU

PSY 1013 General Psychology


3 Hr Fine Arts (select one)

Community College Courses

ART 1113 Art Appreciation
ART 2713 Art History I
ART 2723 Art History II
SPT 2233 Theatre Appreciation
MUS 1113 Music Appreciation

Equivalent Course @ MSU

ART 1113 Art Appreciation
ART 1013 Art History I
ART 1023 Art History II
CO 1503 Introduction to Theatre
MU 1113 History & Appreciation of Music

1Course codes, numbering, and titles are based on the Mississippi State Board for Community and Junior Colleges 2007 Uniform Course Numbering System.

2Equivalent courses at MSU are based on the 2007 Articulation Agreement between the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning and the Mississippi State Board for Community and Junior Colleges.


15 Hr Business and Economics

Community College Courses

ACC 1213 Principles of Accounting I
ACC 1223 Principles of Accounting II

BAD 2413 Legal Environment of Business I
ECO 2113 Macroeconomics
ECO 2123 Microeconomics

Equivalent Course @ MSU

ACC 2013 Principles of Financial Accounting
ACC 2023 Principles of Managerial Accounting
BL 2413 Legal Environment of Business
EC 2113 Principles of Macroeconomics
EC 2123 Principles of Microeconomics


9 Hr Science

Community College Courses

CHE 1114 Chemistry Survey

Equivalent Course @ MSU

CH 1043 Survey of Chemistry I

Select two additional sciences with a lab from the list below

Community College Courses

PHY 2243 Physical Science Survey I

PHY 2241 Physical Science Survey I Lab
PHY 2244 Physical Science Survey I

PHY 2253 Physical Science Survey II
PHY 2251 Physical Science Survey II Lab
PHY 2254 Physical Science Survey II

PHY 2413 General Physics I
PHY 2411 General Physics I Lab
PHY 2414 General Physics I

PHY 2423 General Physics II
PHY 2421 General Physics II Lab
PHY 2424 General Physics II

BIO 2413 Zoology I
BIO 2411 Zoology I Lab
BIO 2414 Zoology I

BIO 1313 Botany I
BIO 1311 Botany I Lab
BIO 1314 Botany I

BIO 1133 General Biology I
BIO 1131 General Biology I Lab
BIO 1134 General Biology I
BIO 1143 General Biology  II
BIO 1141 General Biology  II Lab
BIO 1144 General Biology  II

BIO 2923 Microbiology
BIO 2921 Microbiology Lab
BIO 2924 Microbiology

CHE 1213 General Chemistry I
CHE 1211 General Chemistry I Lab
CHE 1214 General Chemistry I

CHE 1223 General Chemistry II
CHE 1221 General Chemistry II Lab
CHE 1224 General Chemistry II

CHE 1323 Principles of Chemistry II
CHE 1321 Principles of Chemistry II Lab
CHE 1324 Principles of Chemistry II

AGR 1313 Plant Science

AGR 2314 Basic Soils

Equivalent Course @ MSU

PH 1013 Physical Science Survey I
PH 1011 Physical Science Lab I

PH 1023 Physical Science Survey II
PH 1021 Physical Science Lab II

PH 1113 General Physics I

PH 1123 General Physics II

BIO 1504 Principles of Zoology

BIO 1203 Plant Biology

Students who complete the sequence receive credit for 2 lab sciences on MSU Core

BIO 3304 General Microbiology

CH 1213 Chemistry I
CH 1211 Investigations in Chemistry I

CH 1223 Chemistry II
CH 1221 Investigations in Chemistry II

CH 1053 Survey of Chemistry II
CH 1051 Experimental Chemistry

PSS 1313 Plant Science

PSS 3303 Soils
PSS 3301 Soils Lab


3 Hr Foreign Language (select one)

Community College Courses

MFL 1113 French I
MFL 1213 Spanish I
MFL 1223 Spanish II
MFL 2213 Spanish III

Equivalent Course @ MSU

FLF 1113 French I
FLS 1113 Spanish I
FLS 1123 Spanish II
FLS 2133 Spanish III


3 Hr Oral Communications

Community College Courses

SPT 1113 Oral Communication

Equivalent Course @ MSU

CO 1003 Fundamentals of Public Speaking


3 Hr Humanities (select one)

Community College Courses

HIS 2213 American (US) History I
HIS 2223 American (US) History II
ENG 2223 American Literature I
ENG 2233 American Literature II
ENG 2323 English Literature I
ENG 2333 English Literature II
ENG 2423 World Literature I
ENG 2433 World Literature II
HIS 1113 Western Civilization I
HIS 1123 Western Civilization II

Equivalent Course @ MSU

HI 1063 Early US History
HI 1073 Modern US History
EN 2243 American Literature I
EN 2253 American Literature II
EN 2213 English Literature I
EN 2223 English Literature II
EN 2273 World Literature I
EN 2283 World Literature II
HI 1213 Early Western World
HI 1223 Modern Western World

May also select a foreign language that was not used as the foreign language requirement


51 Total hours to transfer to Mississippi State University

Junior and Senior Year Requirements (Mississippi State University)

64 Hr Courses

HS 1701 Survey of Human Sciences
HS 1533 Apparel Design I
HS 4733 Computer-Aided Design
HS 2593 Apparel/Sewn Prod Analysis
HS 2293 Individual and Family Nutrition
HS 3573 Historic Costume
HS 4513 Soc Psy Aspects of Cloth
HS 4853 The Family:  A Trans Approach
HS 1711 Professional Protocol

HS 1523 Visual Design in Dress
HS 2553 Fashion Merchandising
HS 2524 Textiles for Apparel
HS 3553 Fashion Retailing
HS 3563 Visual Merchandising
HS 3303 Consumer Economics
HS 4701 Internship Placement Seminar
HS 4702 Senior Seminar
HS 4763 ATM Internship

MGT 3114 Prin of Management and Production&*
MKT 3013 Principles of Marketing*
HS 4533 Merchandise Planning & Buying OR HS 4343 Apparel Design II
HS 3593 Merchandising & Promotion Strat OR MKT 4123 Advertising
AIS 3203 Intro to Tech Writing OR MGT 3213 Organizational Communications

*Apply to the General Business Administration minor. At least 12 hours toward this minor must be taken at MSU. Students may need to add more courses at MSU to meet the 12 hour minimum requirement for the minor

9 Hr Restricted Electives (Choose from apparel design or merchandising)
73 Total hours completed at MSU

51 Total hours transferred to Mississippi State University from Community College
73 Total hours completed at Mississippi State University
124 Total hours required for Bachelor of Science degree in Human Sciences with a concentration in Apparels, Textiles, and Fashion Merchandising

*Students must take at least half of their degree program at Mississippi State University.

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