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2014-2015 University Catalog 
2014-2015 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:

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Retail Management  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

Retail Management Core (University Foundational Learning Outcomes) (19-25 credits)


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Behavior/Social Science

Quantitative Reasoning

Science, Technology & Society

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

Electives (1-18 credits)

University Foundational Learning Outcomes List

120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree

Program Requirements

120 - 129 semester hours

14 Credits

14 - 16 Credits

Fall 2nd Year

Sem 3

15 - 17 Credits

15 Credits

15 Credits

15 Credits

Summer 3rd Year

1-6 Credits

Fall 4th Year

Sem 7

16 Credits

Spring 4th Year

Sem 8

15 Credits


(1) Quantitative Reasoning: MA 15300  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: 3 hours 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.

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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