Jul 23, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Retail and Merchandising Management Major, BS in Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management - Fashion Retailing Concentration

Through a combination of classroom instruction and field-based experience, students prepare for entry-level positions in diverse occupations and advanced education. Retailing is one of the fastest growing segments of our economy, and opportunities for careers will continue to be excellent through the 21st century.

Retail and merchandising management provide 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.

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



uTrack Requirements

Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students.

Term 1

Credit Hours 16

Term 1 Milestone Notes

  • Complete at least 12 hours by the end of the term

Term 2

Credit Hours 15

Term 2 Milestone Notes

Term 3

  • 2 Unrestricted Elective 3 Credit Hours

Credit Hours 15

Term 3 Milestone Notes

Quantitative Reasoning (QR)  Elective *

Credit Hours 14

Term 4 Milestone Notes

  • Complete at least 54 hours by the end of the term

Credit Hours 15

Term 5 Milestone Notes

  • 2.3 cumulative GPA

Credit Hours 15

Term 6 Milestone Notes

Term 7

  • 5 RMM Elective 3 Credit Hours
  • 5 RMM Elective 3 Credit Hours
  • 2 Unrestricted Elective 3 Credit Hours

Credit Hours 15

Term 8

Credit Hours 15

Term 8 Milestone Notes

Total Credit Hours 120


  1. At least one of the natural sciences electives must have a laboratory.
  2. Select any courses not already required for the major.
  3. Business administration minor requirement.
  4. Must be taken at UTK.
  5. Select 6 hours from RMM 225 *, RMM 380 , RMM 411 , RMM 423 , RMM 441 , RMM 451 , RMM 480 , RMM 484 , RMM 493 , RMM 495 , RMM 497 .
  6. Must be a non-RMM prefix course.


* Meets Volunteer Core  Requirement.