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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 2017-2018

Arizona General Education Curriculum Requirements (AGEC-A)

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

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

Social and Behavioral Sciences:

Subtotal 23

Required Core Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
MKT 140 Fashion Merchandising 3
MKT 240 Fashion Merchandising Planning and Control 4
Subtotal 7

Required Support Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
ACC 211 Financial Accounting [SUN# ACC 2201] 3
ACC 212 Managerial Accounting [SUN# ACC 2202] 3
BUS 205 Statistical Methods in Economics and Business 3
BUS 220 Legal Environment of 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 151 College Algebra [SUN# MAT 1151] 3
MAT 212 Topics in Calculus 3
Second Language
   Completion of a Language course numbered 102*, second semester level.  (Bilingual students should consult an advisor or counselor concerning exemptions from this requirement.)  If a student satisfies the Language requirement in fewer than 8 credits, additional credit hours of transferable electives may be required to meet the minimum associate degree requirement of 60 credit hours
Subtotal 37
Total 67

*Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required Core and Support courses.  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 151 fulfill this requirement.