Consumer and Design Sciences, ABM

Apparel Merchandising, Design and Production Management (AMDP)

The accelerated BS/MS in Apparel Merchandising, Design and Production Management (AMDP) degree program will provide an opportunity for highly motivated and academically strong students to gain a depth of understanding of apparel merchandising, design, and product development beyond that of typical bachelor's level graduates.  It should make them more competitive in the job market or for additional graduate studies.  The program will allow students to achieve a graduate degree in an accelerated period of time.

Students with at least 45 credit hours but no more than 96 and a 3.0 GPA will be eligible to apply for the program.  Applications for the accelerated BS/MS in AMDP will consist of plans of study for both the Bachelor of Science in AMDP and the Master of Science in Consumer and Design Sciences. Applications will be due October 1 in the Fall of the Junior Year.  Upon approval by the Undergraduate Program Coordinator, the Graduate Program Officer and the Department Chair, students will be admitted to the accelerated program and may register in the 6000-level courses at the appropriate time in their plan of study.

Students will matriculate in the accelerated program at an appropriate time as designated by the plan of study.  This would begin in the spring of the junior year of their undergraduate program and continue until the last semester in the normal bachelor's degree program at which time the B.S. degree will be awarded.  The Master of Science in Consumer and Design Sciences would be completed in May of the second year in the advanced degree program.  On completion of the BS degree, students must apply to the Graduate School and be accepted into the MS program in the Department of Consumer and Design Sciences.

All undergraduate students enrolled in the program will be required to meet with the undergraduate program coordinator each semester before registering.  Graduate students will have a major professor directing their thesis research.  The Graduate Program Officer is available as needed.

Withdrawal Process: Student may withdraw voluntarily from the Accelerated program by notifying the Graduate Program Officer.

 Select nine-ten hours of the following courses to meet the BS/MS requirements (minimum grade of B):

CADS 6450History Of Costume3
CADS 6460Fashion Industry Since 19103
CADS 6600Global Sourcing in Textiles and Apparel3
CADS 6610Global Retailing Strategies for Textile and Apparel Products3
CADS 6750Apparel Line Development4
CADS 6760Fashion Analysis and Forecasting3
CADS 6850Apparel Merchandising and Retail Management4
CADS 6860Advanced Retail Buying3

 Other requirements for the M.S. in the Consumer and Design Sciences are listed in the M.S. Consumer and Design Sciences.

Interior Design (INDS)

The accelerated BS/MS in Interior Design (INDS) degree program will provide an opportunity for highly motivated and academically strong students to gain a depth of understanding of Interior Design beyond that of typical bachelor's level graduates. It should make them more competitive in the job market or for additional graduate studies. The program will allow students to achieve a graduate degree in an accelerated period of time.

Students with at least 45 credit hours but no more than 96 and a 3.0 GPA will be eligible to apply for the program. Applications for the accelerated BS/MS in INDS will consist of plans of study for both the Bachelor of Science in INDS and the Master of Science in Consumer and Design Sciences. Applications will be due October 1 in the Fall of the Junior Year. Upon approval by the Undergraduate Program Coordinator, the Graduate Program Officer and the Department Chair, students will be admitted to the accelerated program and may register in the 6000-level courses at the appropriate time in their plan of study.

Students will matriculate in the accelerated program at an appropriate time as designated by the plan of study. This would begin in the fall of the senior year of their undergraduate program and continue until the last semester in the normal bachelor's degree program at which time the B.S. degree will be awarded. The Master of Science in Consumer and Design Sciences would be completed in May of the second year in the advanced degree program. On completion of the BS degree, students must apply to the Graduate School and be accepted into the MS program in the Department of Consumer and Design Sciences.

All undergraduate students enrolled in the program will be required to meet with the undergraduate program coordinator each semester before registering. Graduate students will have a major professor directing their thesis research. The Graduate Program Officer is available as needed.

Withdrawal Process: Student may withdraw voluntarily from the Accelerated program by notifying the Graduate Program Officer.

Courses to be used to meet BS/MS INDS requirement:

CADS 6300Hospitality Design4
CADS 6400Studio XI: Health Care Design4

Other requirements for the M.S. in the Consumer and Design Sciences are listed in the M.S. Consumer and Design Sciences.