2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 22, 2020  
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Retail and Consumer Sciences Major, BS in Service Management


Through a combination of classroom instruction and field-based experience, students prepare for entry-level positions in diverse occupations and for advanced education. The retail and consumer sciences major is one of the largest programs of this type in the southeast. Retailing is one of the fastest growing segments of our economy, and opportunities for employment will continue to be excellent through the 21st century.

Retail and consumer sciences provides students with knowledge of the retailing industry and the principles and theories involved in managing personnel and merchandising goods for the consumer. A business minor is built into the degree requirements. The progressive direction that this program takes provides graduates with excellent management opportunities in the retail sector.

This program requires field study experiences where students are guided by faculty in the selection of locations for on-the-job experiences related to their career area as a part of their educational program. Professional contacts made in field study experiences often lead to opportunities for career placement upon graduation.

Progression Requirements

Students should apply for progression into the major after completing RCS 210 , and prior to entering RCS 390 . Applications for progression are available in the department office.

For progression into the major, students must meet the following criteria.

  • Cumulative grade point average 2.3 or greater with a minimum of 30 semester hours completed.
  • Grade of C or better in all retail and consumer sciences prefix courses.
  • Completion of ENGL 101 , ENGL 102 , and MATH 125 .
  • Complete 300 post-secondary school hours of industry related work for the chosen major. A list of appropriate work experiences is available in the department office.

For graduation, students must earn a grade of C or better in all retail and consumer sciences courses.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Service Management • Retail and Consumer Sciences Major


   

First Year

Hours Credit

ENGL 101 *, ENGL 102 * 6
Natural Sciences  Electives* 7-8
MATH 119  or MATH 123 *, and MATH 125 * 6
Arts and Humanities  Electives* 6
Cultures and Civilizations  Elective* 3
Elective 3
   

Second Year

 
Cultures and Civilizations  Elective* 3
STAT 201 * 3
ECON 201 * 4
Social Sciences  Elective* 3
ACCT 200  3
BUAD 201  4
RCS 210 , RCS 341  6
Elective 3
   

Third Year

 
MARK 300  3
MGT 300  3
CMST 240 * 3
RCS 310 , RCS 311 , RCS 346 , RCS 376 , RCS 390 * 16
RCS 422  6
   

Fourth Year

 
FINC 300  3
RCS 360  3
RCS 410  3
RCS 415  3
RCS 421  3
1Retail and Consumer Sciences Electives 9
Electives 6
   
 

Total 121-122

   
* Meets University General Education Requirement .
1 Select 9 hours from RCS 320 , RCS 411 , RCS 412 , RCS 441 , RCS 480 , RCS 484 , RCS 493 , RCS 495 , RCS 497 ; HRT 425 ; MSE 220 .