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  Jul 23, 2024
2010-2011 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin (Frozen) 
2010-2011 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin (Frozen) [Archived Catalog]

Retailing, B.S.

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Learning Outcomes Department of Retailing 
Curriculum College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management 

Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a B.S. in Retailing should be able to …

  • describe effective promotion and advertising in terms of integrated marketing communication.
  • apply the knowledge to develop a promotional campaign.
  • identify a unique selling proposition and create effective advertising and sales promotion.


Progression Requirements for Entering Students

Students who seek to enroll in the professional division of the Department of Retailing must complete the college progression requirements and 45 hours in the courses indicated below with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00. Students who do not meet the specific course, semester hour, and grade point average requirements for progression must continue in the preprofessional division or change to another major. Graduation requires a 2.00 GPA.

1. Curriculum for the Preprofessional Division (45 Hours)

Mathematics (6 Hours)

To be satisfied using one of the following options:

a. Option One:

b. Option Two:

c. Option Three:

  • Two courses from Computer Science
  • Two courses from Statistics
  • PHIL 110  and PHIL 111 

Other Courses (9-12 Hours)

It is recommended that students enroll in the courses applicable to meeting the University core requirements.

2. Restricted Courses

The following courses are restricted to students enrolled in the professional division of the Department of Retailing or those students who receive special permission of the department chair:

Course Grade Requirements

All courses used to meet the student’s emphasis (i.e., retail management or fashion merchandising) must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Degree Requirements (125 Hours)

1. General Education Requirements (46 Hours)

One of these courses may be replaced by:

Six courses from liberal arts with a maximum of two courses in each field selected (18 Hours)

Courses must include:

a. History

At least one course in history

b. Fine Arts

At least one course in fine arts (art, music, theater)

d. Foreign Languages

Students shall demonstrate in one foreign language the ability to comprehend the topic and main ideas in written and, with the exception of Latin and Ancient Greek, spoken texts on familiar subjects. This ability can be demonstrated by achieving a score of two or better on a USC foreign language proficiency test. Those failing to do so must satisfactorily complete equivalent study of foreign language at USC.

Mathematics and Sciences (13 Hours)

Numerical and/or analytical reasoning are required (6 Hours)

This requirement may be fulfilled in one of the following ways:

a. Option One

b. Option Two

c. Option Three

  • Two courses from Computer Science
  • Two courses from Statistics
  • PHIL 110  or PHIL 111 

Two courses (one of which must have a laboratory) from the following sciences: (7-8 Hours)

Astronomy (ASTR),
Biology (BIOL),
Chemistry (CHEM),
Geological Sciences (GEOL),
Marine Science (MSCI),
Physics (PHYS)

3. Emphasis Requirements (27-30 Hours)

4. Minor/General Electives

Retail Management: (12 Hours)

Minor or general electives

Fashion Merchandising: (9 Hours)

Minor or general electives

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