Fashion Merchandising (B.S.) - Fashion Writing - Online

Fashion Merchandising (B.S.) - Fashion Writing - Online

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2024 through summer 2025. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 104Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning0-3
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 104Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 24
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 104Survey of Old and New Testament4
THEO 104Introduction to Theology Survey 24
Total Hours39-42

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skill requirements


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirement of RLGN 104 Christian Life and Biblical Worldview (4 c.h.) waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirement of THEO 104 Introduction to Theology Survey (4 c.h.) waived

Major Requirements

Major Foundational Courses
HIUS 360History of American Entrepreneurship 13
Total Hours3

Course may fulfill select general education requirements

Major Core
ACCT 209Survey of Accounting and Finance3
BUSI 310Principles of Management3
BUSI 330Principles of Marketing3
ECON 213Principles of Microeconomics3
or ECON 214 Principles of Macroeconomics
FACS 243Digital Drafting I3
FACS 301Elements of Fabric4
FACS 302Psychology of Fashion3
FACS 303Fashion Industries and Markets3
FACS 304Promotions and Aesthetics3
FACS 353Retail Merchandising3
FACS 491Family/Consumer Capstone3
FACS 499Family/Consumer Internship3
INFT 126Adobe InDesign - Introductory1
INFT 127Adobe Photoshop - Introductory 11
Total Hours39

It is recommended that students take ARTS 361 Digital Photography (3 c.h.) concurrently with this course.

HIST 309Historic Fashion and Design3
JOUR 225Media Writing3
JOUR 356Social Media Writing3
JOUR 358Strategic Web Writing (Blogging)3
WRIT 405Fashion Writing3
Total Hours15
Free Electives
Choose 21-27 credit hours of Free Electives21-27
Total Hours21-27

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 Total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • 30 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of 'C' Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major
  • 25% Of major and concentration taken through Liberty University
  • 30 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
BIBL 104 Survey of Old and New Testament 4
ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
RLGN 104 Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 4
UNIV 104 Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning 0-3
Communications Elective 1 3
Second Semester
THEO 104 Introduction to Theology Survey 4
Cultural Studies Elective 1 3
Information Literacy Elective (ENGL 102) 1 3
MATH Elective 1 3
Social Science Elective 1 3
Second Year
First Semester
Natural Science Elective 1 3
Crtical Thinking Elective 1 3
ACCT 209 Survey of Accounting and Finance 3
BUSI 310 Principles of Management 3
JOUR 225 Media Writing 3
Second Semester
Information Literacy Elective 1 3
BUSI 330 Principles of Marketing 3
FACS 301 Elements of Fabric 4
INFT 126 Adobe InDesign - Introductory 1
INFT 127 Adobe Photoshop - Introductory 1
Elective 3 3
Third Year
First Semester
ECON 213
Principles of Microeconomics
or Principles of Macroeconomics
FACS 243 Digital Drafting I 3
FACS 302 Psychology of Fashion 3
HIST 309 Historic Fashion and Design 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
FACS 303 Fashion Industries and Markets 3
FACS 353 Retail Merchandising 3
JOUR 356 Social Media Writing 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Fourth Year
First Semester
FACS 304 Promotions and Aesthetics 3
FACS 499 Family/Consumer Internship 3
JOUR 358 Strategic Web Writing (Blogging) 3
WRIT 405 Fashion Writing 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
FACS 491 Family/Consumer Capstone 4 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Total Hours120-123

Refer to the list of approved general education electives at before enrolling foundational skills requirements.


Portfolio Review required at the end of Sophomore year. Student must pass in order to advance to FACS 300, FACS 442, FACS 460, and FACS 485.


It is recommended that students take ARTS 361 concurrently with INFT 127.


Course should be taken in final semester.

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