BS in Textile and Apparel Management

Degree Program Description

Textile & Apparel Management (TAM) is a program which focuses on the apparel and textile supply chain.  The curriculum emphasizes leadership, the global supply chain, sustainability, creativity/innovation and technology. Students have access to state-of-the-art design and apparel technology labs. The Apparel Marketing and Merchandising track prepares students for careers in merchandising, buying, e-retailing, and retail management.  The Apparel Product Development track prepares students for careers in technical and creative design, sourcing, and product development. Through coursework, field study experiences, internships, leadership conferences and student organizations, TAM students develop the skills they need for top industry positions.

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Major Program Requirements

There are two tracks available in Textile and Apparel Management: Apparel Marketing and Merchandising, and Apparel Product Development. These tracks are designed to provide students with knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the global textile and apparel industry.  Students majoring in TAM may not take departmental courses using the Pass/Fail grading option. In addition to college requirements, students must meet all University graduation requirements including University general education. Some courses in the Professional Program are allowed to double count for General Education requirements. This program can be completed in 120 hours.  The following courses are required of all students majoring in Textile and Apparel Management (TAM). (NOTE: Tracks do not appear on transcripts or diplomas.)

Core Requirements

T_A_M 1200Basic Concepts of Apparel Design and Production3
T_A_M 1300Softgoods Retailing3
T_A_M 2120Professional Seminar1
T_A_M 2200Science of Textiles3
T_A_M 2400Global Consumers3
T_A_M 2500Social Appearance in Time and Space3
T_A_M 3200Softgoods Quality Evaluation3
T_A_M 352019th and 20th Century Western Dress3
T_A_M 4110Global Sourcing3
T_A_M 4400The Clothing/Textile Consumer: Research and Analysis3
Total Credits28

Apparel Marketing and Merchandising 

T_A_M 2300Retail Finance and Merchandise Control3
T_A_M 3700MultiChannel Retailing in the Digital World3
or T_A_M 3300 Retail and Merchandising Analysis
T_A_M 4990Retail Marketing and Merchandising3
TAM elective hours 15
Supporting Course Requirements
CHEM 1100Atoms and Molecules with Lab3
ECONOM 1014Principles of Microeconomics *3
or ABM 1041 Applied Microeconomics
ECONOM 1015Principles of Macroeconomics3
or ABM 1042 Applied Macroeconomics
ESC_PS 4170Introduction to Applied Statistics3
or STAT 1200 Introductory Statistical Reasoning
or STAT 2500 Introduction to Probability and Statistics I
ACCTCY 2010Introduction to Accounting *3
or ACCTCY 2026 Accounting I
or ACCTCY 2036 Accounting I
FINANC 2000Survey of Business Finance *3
MANGMT 3000Principles of Management *3
MRKTNG 3000Principles of Marketing *3
Business Elective (3000 level course or higher) *3
Total Credits51

Apparel Product Development 

T_A_M 2280Apparel Production4
T_A_M 2380Integrated Apparel Design and Production I3
T_A_M 2480Apparel and Textile Presentation Techniques3
T_A_M 2580Digital Textile and Apparel Applications3
T_A_M 3380Integrated Apparel Design and Production II3
T_A_M 3480Technical Design3
T_A_M 4480Creativity and Problem Solving3
T_A_M 4980Apparel Production Management4
Supporting Course Requirements
CHEM 1100Atoms and Molecules with Lab3
ECONOM 1014Principles of Microeconomics *3
or ABM 1041 Applied Microeconomics
ESC_PS 4170Introduction to Applied Statistics3
or STAT 1200 Introductory Statistical Reasoning
or STAT 2500 Introduction to Probability and Statistics I
ART_DRAW 1050Drawing: Materials and Methods3
ACCTCY 2010Introduction to Accounting *3
or ACCTCY 2026 Accounting I
or ACCTCY 2036 Accounting I
MANGMT 3000Principles of Management *3
MRKTNG 3000Principles of Marketing *3
Six hours of TAM electives, OR Finance 2000* and a Business Elective (3000 level course or higher). *6
Total Credits53

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Semester Plans

Below is a sample plan of study, semester by semester.  A student's actual plan may vary based on course choices where options are available.

Bachelor of Science in Textile and Apparel Management with a track in Apparel Marketing and Merchandising

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
T_A_M 13003T_A_M 12003
CHEM 11003T_A_M 22003
GN_HES 11001COMMUN 12003
ENGLSH 10003MATH 11003
NEP 1034 or 1340 (Recommended Biological Science)3Humanities3
American History or Government 3 
 16 15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
T_A_M 24003T_A_M 23003
T_A_M 25003T_A_M 35203
ECONOM 1014 or ABM 10413ECONOM 1015 or ABM 10423
HES Foundation 3Statistics (Recommend ESC_PS 4170)3
Humanities 3HES Foundation 3
 General Elective 1
 15 16
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
T_A_M 32003T_A_M 3700 or 33003
TAM Elective 3T_A_M 41103
T_A_M 21201TAM Elective 3
ACCTCY 2010, 2026, or 20363TAM Elective 3
MRKTNG 30003General Elective 3
General Elective 3 
 16 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
TAM Elective 3T_A_M 44003
FINANC 20003T_A_M 49903
MANGMT 30003TAM Elective 3
General Elective 3Business Elective (level 3000 or higher)3
General Elective 3 
 15 12
Total Credits: 120

Bachelor of Science in Textile and Apparel Management with a track in Apparel Product Development

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
T_A_M 12003T_A_M 22003
T_A_M 13003T_A_M 22804
CHEM 11003MATH 11003
GN_HES 11001American History or Government3
ENGLSH 10003ART_DRAW 10503
NEP 1034 or 1340 (Recommended Biological Science)3 
 16 16
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
T_A_M 24003T_A_M 23803
T_A_M 24803T_A_M 35203
T_A_M 25003ECONOM 1015 or ABM 10423
ECONOM 1014 or ABM 10413HES Foundation 3
COMMUN 12003Humanities 3
 15 15
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
T_A_M 25803T_A_M 34803
T_A_M 32003T_A_M 41103
T_A_M 33803FINANC 2000 (or TAM Elective)3
T_A_M 21201MANGMT 30003
ACCTCY 2010, 2026, or 20363Statistics (Recommended ESC_PS 4170)3
MRKTNG 30003 
 16 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
T_A_M 44803T_A_M 44003
Business Elective level 3000 or above (or TAM Elective)3T_A_M 49804
HES Foundation 3General Elective3
General Elective 5General Elective 3
 14 13
Total Credits: 120

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