Mar 25, 2018  
2016-2017 University Catalog 
2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Retail Management, BS

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About the Program

Retail management prepares students for careers in merchandising, management, and/or marketing consumer goods and services in a variety of retail settings. Students develop critical thinking communication skills that allows them to secure positions in industries and businesses such as e-commerce enterprises, major consumer product firms, and retail companies. For more information, please visit:

Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information

The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Retail Management  include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.

Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.

120 credits

Required Courses in Other Departments (66-79 credits)

Select a Minor (Purdue West Lafayette campus) or Entrepreneurship Certificate (6-15 credits)

Electives (1-16 credits)

University Foundational Learning Outcomes List

120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree

Program Requirements

14 Credits

15 Credits

Fall 2nd Year

16 Credits

15 Credits

15 Credits

14 Credits

Summer 3rd Year

  • CSR 30000 - Field Experience In Retail Management or
  • Field Experience - Credit Hours: 1.00
    • Students may opt for the Study Abroad Internship Program in Dublin, London, or Sydney (6 credits) or complete the Interns for Indiana Internship (3 credits) to fulfill this requirement.

1 Credits

15 Credits

Spring 4th Year

15 Credits


(1) Quantitative Reasoning: MA 15555  or higher from the University Core Curriculum
(2) Science Options: Two courses selected from the University Core Curriculum Science options (4 - 8 hours).
(3) STAT 11300  meets the University Core Curriculum Science, Technology & Society competency. Student may choose STAT 22500 , STAT 30100 , or IT 34200  to fulfill the Statistics requirement but will need an additional Science, Technology & Society course.
(4) Humanities: 2-4 credits selected from the University Core Curriculum Humanities options.
(5) Approved Study Abroad Experience is an option.
(6) Complete a MINOR or CERTIFICATE to meet degree requirements.

Foreign Language Courses

Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course

The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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