Design, Housing & Merchandising: Fashion Design & Production, BSHS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2020-2021. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 122

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
Select one of the following:3
Composition II
Critical Analysis and Writing II
Technical Writing
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865 (H)
American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
Any MATH or STAT course designated (A)3
Humanities (H)
DHM 3213Heritage of Dress II (H) (Minimum grade of “C”)3
Course designated (H)3
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
DHM 2573Textiles (LN) (Minimum grade of “C”)3
Course designated (N)3
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
PSYC 1113Introductory Psychology (S)3
or SOC 1113 Introductory Sociology (S)
Additional General Education
Courses Designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)10
Hours Subtotal40
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
At least one Diversity (D) course
At least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
Human Sciences
HS 1112Human Sciences First-Year Seminar2
or HS 3112 Human Sciences First-Year Seminar for Transfer Students
HDFS 2113Lifespan Human Development (S)3
Hours Subtotal5
Major Requirements
Minimum grade of “C” in each course
Major Core Requirements
DHM 1003Design Theory and Processes for Design and Merchandising3
DHM 1101Wicked Problems of Industrial Practice1
DHM 2003Problem Solving Strategies3
DHM 2403Research Methods3
DHM 3033Material Culture3
Select 2 hours of the following:2
Local Motive and Supply Chain
Sustainable Textile Innovation
Empathic Design
Triple Bottom Line Analysis
Biomimicry Industrial Practices
Active Design
Communicating Sustainable Practices
Design Activism
Sustainable Materials Flows
Ethics for a Sustainable World
Life Cycle Analysis in Design and Merchandising
Sustainable Consumption
Option Requirements
DHM 1103Basic Apparel Assembly3
DHM 1433Fundamentals of the Fashion Industry3
DHM 1993Communications and Presentation Techniques for Apparel Design3
DHM 2204Intermediate Apparel Assembly4
DHM 2444Draping4
DHM 3014Flat Pattern Design4
DHM 3023Computer-Aided Flat Pattern Design3
DHM 3053Quality Analysis for Apparel Design3
DHM 3123Advanced Technology for Apparel Design3
DHM 3203Functional Clothing Design3
DHM 3991Pre-Internship Seminar1
DHM 4153Pre-Production Processes of Apparel and Related Products3
DHM 4824Professional Internship4
DHM 4993Global Sourcing Strategies3
ECON 1113The Economics of Social Issues (S)3
or ECON 2103 Introduction to Microeconomics (S)
MGMT 3013Fundamentals of Management (S)3
MKTG 3213Marketing (S)3
Select a professional area9
Hours Subtotal77
Total Hours122

Professional Areas

Design Area

DHM 3533Textile Surface Design3
DHM 4403Advanced Apparel Design3
Controlled electives
Select 3 hours of the following:3
Anthropometry and Ergonomics in Design
Product Development Process
Fundamentals of Medical Smart Garment Engineering
Drawing I
Jewelry and Metals I
Women and Minority Entrepreneurship
Introduction to Entrepreneurial Thinking and Behavior
Advanced Costume Construction
Managing Behavior and Organizations
3 hours foreign language may be used

Production Area

DHM 3103Anthropometry and Ergonomics in Design3
DHM 4893Fundamentals of Medical Smart Garment Engineering3
Controlled electives
Select 3 hours of the following:3
Women and Minority Entrepreneurship
Human Resource Management
Managing Diversity in the Workplace (D)
Leading Organizational Change
International Management (I)

Other Requirements

  • 40 upper-division hours required.
  • A 2.50 Major GPA is required. This includes all courses in College and Major Requirements.
  • A 2.50 Major GPA is required for full admission to the Internship Program.
  • Proficiency review required to take upper-level DHM Fashion Design courses.
  • Transfer Admission Requirements: 2.00 for less than 31 hours; 2.25 for 31-45 hours; 2.50 for more than 45 hours.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2026.