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Fashion Merchandising (OTS) (Bachelor of Science) Sample Online Curriculum

The sample course of study below is based on the 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog. This is not an official advising document. It can serve as a guide for how your existing college credits may transfer to ODU. All efforts have been made to provide accurate program information. However, this information is subject to change by the department.

Our online enrollment coordinators can provide a free unofficial transfer evaluation before you apply to ODU. Official review of your student records happens when you apply to and are admitted to ODU.

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Lower Division General Education and Departmental Requirements

This Bachelor of Science in Occupational & Technical Studies with a Fashion Merchandising emphasis is available completely online at ODU, which means you can start as a freshman. If you already have college credits, you may be able to transfer them to ODU and satisfy many of these lower division course requirements.

Old Dominion University CourseCreditsNotes
GEN ED. Written Communication3ENGL 110C English Composition
GEN ED. (DEPT) Written Communication II3
GEN ED. Literature3
GEN ED. Oral Communication Skills3
GEN ED. Language and Culture0-6
GEN. ED. (DEPT) Info Literacy/Research Skills3STEM 251G
GEN ED. Human Creativity3
GEN ED. Interpreting the Past3
GEN ED. Philosophy and Ethics3
GEN ED. The Nature of Science4
GEN ED. The Nature of Science4
GEN. ED. (DEPT) Human Behavior3ECON 200S

Technical Content Courses

Old Dominion University CourseCreditsNotes
ACCT 201 Principles of Financial Accounting3
MGMT 325 Contemporary Organizations and Mgmt3
MKTG 311 Marketing Principles and Problems3
SEPS 100 Sales Techniques3
SEPS 102 Advertising and Promotion3
SEPS 208 Retail Merchandising and Buying3
SEPS 220 The Fashion Industry3
SEPS 234 Survey of Dress and Costume3
SEPS 303 Social Aspects of Clothing3
SEPS 355 Fashion Consumer Behavior3
SEPS 400 Instructional Systems Development3
SEPS 402 Instructional Methods in Occupational Studies3
SEPS 405 Directed Work Experience3
SEPS 415 Advanced Merchandising3
SEPS 422 Fashion Product Development3
SEPS 480 Senior Project: Merchandise Retailing3
SEPS 481 Occupational Career Transition3
STEM 350 Communication Technology Processes3
STEM 370T Technology and Society3Satisfies GEN ED. Impact of Technology requirement


Six Elective Courses

Choose four elective courses (12 credit hours) from:

  • SEPS 409 Fashion Forecasting Marketing Trip
  • SEPS 410 The Foreign Fashion Market Trip
  • SEPS 423 Visual Merchandising and Display
  • SEPS 424 Fashion, Textiles, and Construction Analysis
  • SEPS 431 Web-Based Organization for Fashion
  • Other elective courses approved by your advisor.

Choose two additional elective courses (6 credit hours) after consulting your advisor.


Upper-Division General Education Requirements

  • Option A. An approved minor, second degree or second major (12 credit hours minimum)
  • Option B. Interdisciplinary Minor (12 credit hours, three of which may be in the major)
  • Option C. International business and regional courses or an approved certification program, such as teaching licensure.
  • Option D. Two upper-division courses from outside the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies and not required by the major. (6 credit hours)


View All Course Descriptions in ODU's Undergraduate Catalog


This bachelor's degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours total.

To complete this degree at ODU as a transfer, a minimum of 30 credit hours must be earned at ODU.


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