May 20, 2022
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.
Division of Consumer Science
Retail Management Major Change (CODO) Requirements
120 Credits Required
Departmental/Program Major Course Requirements (39-44 credits)
Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (58-65 credits)
Electives (11-23 credits)
University Core Requirements
For a complete listing of University Core Course Selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
- Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science (BSS)
- Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM)
- Information Literacy (IL)
- Oral Communication (OC)
- Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
- Science #1 (SCI)
- Science #2 (SCI)
- Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
- Written Communication (WC)
For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.
- A student may elect the Pass / Not-Pass option for elective courses only. Students may elect to take University Core Curriculum courses Pass / Not-Pass; however, some major Plans of Study require courses that also fulfill UCC foundational outcomes. In such cases, students may not elect the Pass / Not-Pass option. A maximum of 24 credits of elective courses under the Pass / Not-pass grading option can be used toward graduation requirements. For further information, students should refer to the College of Health and Human Sciences Pass / Not-Pass Policy.
- Field Experience: 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.
- Students must complete 32 credit hours of Purdue coursework at the 30000 level or above for graduation.
- 2.0 GPA required for graduation.
World Language Courses
World Language proficiency requirements vary by program. The following list is inclusive of all world languages PWL offers for credit; for acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor.
ASL-American Sign Language
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