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Minor in Textile and Apparel Management

An undergraduate minor in Textile and Apparel Management is available for students pursuing a major in another department.  


A minimum of 18 credit hours is required with at least six hours at the 2000 level or above. At least 15 of the 18 total credit hours must be taken in residence at the University of Missouri. Prerequisites for all courses must be met, or the student must have the permission of the instructor. 

A minor consists of at least 15 credits, including at least 6 credits numbered 2000 or above, 9 of the required credits must be taken in MU course work. This requirement can be reduced from 9 to 6 at the discretion of an individual department. Students must meet the minimum GPA requirements for a minor, which in no case can be lower than 2.0. In addition, a student cannot receive a grade lower than a C- in any course applied towards a minor in the College. For more information, please see Requirements for Optional Minor.

Required Courses:
T_A_M 1200Basic Concepts of Apparel Design and Production3
or T_A_M 1300 Introduction to Fashion Retail Strategies
T_A_M 2200Science of Textiles3
Select 12 credits from any area listed below in consultation with a TAM Advisor. Credits may be taken in a variety of interest areas.
Apparel Industry Studies
T_A_M 2100Introduction to Digital Presentation Techniques3
T_A_M 2120Professional Development Seminar3
T_A_M 2400Global Consumers3
T_A_M 2600WMoral and Ethical Issues in the Global Fashion Supply Chain - Writing Intensive3
or T_A_M 2600HW Moral and Ethical Issues in the Global Fashion Supply Chain - Honors/Writing Intensive
T_A_M 3010WThink Global: Fundamentals of Globalization and Digital Technologies - Writing Intensive3
or T_A_M 3010HW Think Global: Fundamentals of Globalization and Digital Technologies - Honors/Writing Intensive
T_A_M 3200Softgoods Quality Evaluation3
T_A_M 4110Global Sourcing3
T_A_M 4400The Retail Consumer: Advanced Data Analytics3
T_A_M 4549International Experiential Learning in Textiles and Apparel1-3
T_A_M 4810Case Studies in an Inter/Multicultural World3
T_A_M 4949Field Training in Textiles and Apparel Management0-3
T_A_M 4998Experiential Learning in Textiles and Apparel1-3
Historical/Behavioral Studies in Dress
T_A_M 2500WSocial Appearance in Time and Space - Writing Intensive3
T_A_M 2520WHistory of Western Dress - Writing Intensive3
T_A_M 3520W19th and 20th Century Western Dress - Writing Intensive3
Apparel Retailing & Digital Merchandising
T_A_M 2300Retail Finance and Merchandise Control3
T_A_M 3300Retail and Merchandising Analysis3
T_A_M 3700Omnichannel Retailing in the Digital World3
T_A_M 3800Retail Entrepreneurship3
T_A_M 4000Digital Marketing Strategies for Fashion3
T_A_M 4300Fashion Brand Management and Promotion3
T_A_M 4600Digital Merchandising3
T_A_M 4990Retail Marketing and Merchandising3
Apparel Product Development
T_A_M 2280Apparel Production3
T_A_M 2380Apparel Patternmaking3
T_A_M 2580Apparel Computer Aided Design3

Students who wish to complete a minor should contact Bryn Chambers, bchambers@missouri.edu