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Retailing and Fashion Consumer Science

Associate of Arts for Transfer

Jump start your retail management or fashion merchandising career by completing this degree and then transferring to a university retailing/merchandising degree or related program emphasizing various principles employed to manage the retail supply chain in order to satisfy consumers’ needs.  Complete this program by taking classes in a combination of weekdays and evenings.

Program/Major Codes: AOABFT/BFT

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options:  Retail management personnel examine retail, marketing, fashion, and management principles that are applied across a broad spectrum of U.S. and global retail businesses including store, catalog, Internet, and services firms and other businesses that support these diverse retailers.

Academic Options:  Transfer to the University of Arizona or other school to pursue a degree in retailing/merchandising or a related degree.

Program Requirements

Arizona General Education Curriculum Requirements (AGEC-B)

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.*

Course lists for each General Education category listed below can be found starting on page 57.

English Composition 6
Humanities and Fine Arts: Humanities 3
Biological and Physical Sciences 8

Social and Behavioral Sciences:

Subtotal 20

Required Core Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
MGT 130 Improving Customer Service Quality 3
MKT 140 Fashion Merchandising 3
MKT 240 Fashion Merchandising Planning and Control 4
Subtotal 10

Required Support Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
ACC 211 Financial Accounting [SUN# ACC 2201] 3
ACC 212 Managerial Accounting [SUN# ACC 2202] 3
ART 100 Basic Design 3
BUS 125 eCommerce 3
BUS 205 Statistical Methods in Economics and Business 3
CIS 120 Computer Applications for Business 4
ECN 201 Microeconomic Principles [SUN# ECN 2202] 3
ECN 202 Macroeconomic Principles [SUN# ECN 2201] 3
MAT 172 Finite Mathematics 3
MAT 212 Topics in Calculus 3
Electives Choose one course below:
  MKT 139 or STU 210
Subtotal 33-34
Total 63-64

*Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required Core and Support courses.  Humanities and Fine Arts: ART 100 fulfills 3 credits in this category - complete a Humanities course; Mathematics: MAT 212 fulfills this requirement; Social and Behavioral Sciences: ECN 201 or 202 fulfills 3 credits of this requirement - complete a non-ECN course; Other requirements: CIS 120 and MAT 172 fulfill this requirement.