BS in Family and Consumer Sciences (Fashion Merchandising and Design)

Program scheduled for Discontinuation, please see the BS in Fashion Merchandising and Management for Program Requirements.

Units required for Major: 51
Total units required for BS: 120

Program Description

The concentration prepares students for careers in the field of apparel, including design, manufacturing, distribution, marketing, and consumption. The program emphasizes the contemporary and historical ways of meeting the economic, physiological, psychological, and sociological needs of consumers relative to apparel and textile products.

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses (27 Units)
ECON 1BIntroduction to Microeconomic Analysis3
or MKTG 101 Principles Of Marketing
FACS 10 13
or FACS 50 The Family and Social Issues
FACS 30 13
FACS 313
FACS 323
FACS 100Research: Methods and Application in Family and Consumer Sciences3
FACS 140Family Resource Management3
FACS 168Senior Seminar3
SOC 8Sense and Nonsense in Social Issues and Research 13
or STAT 1 Introduction to Statistics
Required Upper Division Courses (24 Units)
FACS 1303
FACS 1313
FACS 1333
FACS 1343
FACS 1353
FACS 1363
FACS 1373
FACS 1393
Total Units51

General Education Requirements1

Area A: Basic Subjects (6-9 Units)
A1 - Oral Communication3
A2 - Written Communication3
A3 - Critical Thinking 2,30 - 3
Area B: Physical Universe and Its Life Forms (10-13 Units)
B1 - Physical Science3
B2 - Life Forms3
B3 - Lab (Note: Lab experience to be taken with one of the following: B1, B2 or B5)1
B4 - Math Concepts 2,30 - 3
B5 - Additional Course (Any B to reach 12 units) - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements.3
Area C: Arts and Humanities (12 Units)
C1 - Arts3
C2 - Humanities3
C1/C2 - Area C Course3
C1/C2 - Area C Course - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements.3
Area D: The Individual and Society (9 Units)
Area D Course3
Area D Course3
Area D Course 20
Area D Course - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements.3
Area E: Understanding Personal Development (0-3 Units)
Area E Course 2,40 - 3
Total Units37-46

Graduation Requirements1

Graduation Requirements (required by CSU) (9 Units)
American Institutions: U.S. History3
American Institutions: U.S. Constitution & CA Government3
Writing Intensive (WI)3
Graduation Requirements (required by Sacramento State) (12 Units)
English Composition II3
Race and Ethnicity in American Society (RE) 23
Foreign Language Proficiency Requirement 36