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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2007-08 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2007-08 [Archived Catalog]

Retail Merchandising Major (B.S.H.C.S.)


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Major code BS6380

The Retail Merchandising program prepares you for retail management, marketing, distribution, and product development positions such as buyer, store or corporate manager, visual merchandiser, manufacturer’s sales representative and fashion coordinator.

Students interested in the Retail Merchandising program will enter Ohio University with a pre-major code of ND8835 (Pre-Retail Merchandising). To be admitted into the major, you must apply and be accepted after successful completion of 7 courses and achieving an accumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Admission Criteria


Complete the following courses with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better in each course.

Upon successful completion of the requirements, you must seek admission to the major.

Select one course from the following:


Select one course from the following:


For Pre-Retail Merchandising Majors


The Retail Merchandising Program application is available in the School of Human and Consumer Sciences (Grover W324) or from the program coordinator. The completed form and a current DARS report must be submitted by the end of the second week of the quarter following completion of the admission requirements to the Retail Merchandising program coordinator in Grover W324.

All other majors


For students in any other major seeking admission into the Retail Merchandising major, the Retail Merchandising Program application form is available in the School of Human and Consumer Sciences (Grover W324) or from the program coordinator. The completed form, a current DARS report, and the Application for Update Program(s) must be submitted by the seventh day of the quarter following completion of the admission requirements to the Retail Merchandising program coordinator in Grover W324.

Upon review and verification of your GPA and course requirements, applicants meeting the requirements will be admitted to the program. Students are advised to make a decision about a major as early as possible in order to apply to the program in a timely manner.

Program Standards


Once admitted to the retail merchandising major, you must meet the following criteria to remain active:

  1. Maintain and overall GPA of 2.0 (C) or better in all hours attempted at Ohio University.
  2. Maintain a GPA of 2.0 (C) or better in all courses listed under Major Requirements.
  3. Complete any courses identified with a grade of C or better.

You must succeed in a required program course by a third time you enroll in the course. If you do not meet this requirement, you will be dropped from the program. Success is a passing grade, or a grade of a C or better in those courses where at least a minimum grade of a C is required.

Major Requirements


Select one course from the following:


Select one course from the following:


Select one course (different than one selected for Admisson Criteria) from the following:


Approved business electives


  • Select 12 hours at the 300 or 400 level in ACCT, BA, BUSL, FIN, HRM, MGT, MKT, MIS, OPN, or QBA.

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