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2014-2015 University Catalog 
2014-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Apparel Design and Technology, BS

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About the Program

The College of Health & Human Sciences is no longer accepting applications into the Apparel Design & Technology program, effective Fall 2015.

However, depending on your career aspirations, you may find the Retail Management, BS  program to be just what you are looking for! The B.S. in REMG prepares students to go into careers in the fast-paced world of corporate retail, fashion entities, or other business enterprises. The Retail Management program is an applied business degree with a consumer science focus. We combine business courses in accounting, sales, and human behavior in organizations with courses in retail management, visual merchandising, buying, and e-commerce. Our graduates understand the consumer and how the consumer makes purchasing decisions. This gives our students the edge they may not find in other programs. And, if fashion is your passion, supplement your plan by opting for the one year program at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and earn an A.A.S. in Fashion Merchandise Management along with your B.S. in Retail Management from Purdue… all in four years! Or, you may even choose a semester or a summer at the London College of Fashion where you can study corsetry, shoe design, styling, millinery, fashion public relations…and more!

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Apparel Design and Technology  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

120 credits

Apparel Design & Technology Core (University Foundational Learning Outcomes) (22-27 credits)


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Behavior/Social Science

Quantitative Reasoning

Science, Technology & Society

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Electives (2-8 credits)

120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree

University Foundational Learning Outcomes List


Program Requirements

120 semester hours

15 Credits

14 Credits

15-17 Credits

14 Credits

Summer 2nd Year

1-6 Credits

16 Credits

14 Credits

Summer 3rd Year

2-6 Credits

Fall 4th Year

Sem 7

16 Credits

Spring 4th Year

Sem 8

  • CSR Selective 3 of 3 (2) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Science 2 of 2 (1) - Credit Hours: 2.00 - 4.00
  • Science, Tech & Society (4) - Credit Hours: 3.00 (UCC)
  • Free Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

13-15 Credits


(1) Science Options: Choose two courses selected from the University Core Curriculum science options (4 - 8 hours).
(2) CSR Selective: Choose 9 hours from CSR 28200 , CSR 30900 , CSR 32300 , CSR 33100 , CSR 33200 , CSR 40100 , CSR 40600  or a course at an approved study abroad site.
(3) COM/ENGL/OLS Selective: Six (6) hours from AGEC 33100 ; COM _____; ENGL 42000 /ENGL 42100 ; and OLS_____.
(4) Science, Technology & Society: Choose one course from the University Core Curriculum Science, Technology & Society options.
(5) Approved Study Abroad Internship Experience is an option.

University Core Curriculum


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.

Expired Course

Any course without a link to its description is one that has been expired.  However, this course could fulfill the degree requirement historically.

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

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