Apparel Design and Technology, BS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. 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)
Minimum grade of "C"
Select one of the following:3
Mathematical Functions and Their Uses (A)
College Algebra (A)
Business Calculus (A)
Humanities (H)
DM 3213Heritage of Dress II (H)3
Course designated (H)3
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
DM 2573Textile Science (LN)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
EDHS 1112First Year Seminar2
or EDHS 3112 Education and 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
DM 1003Design Theory and Processes for Design and Merchandising3
DM 1103Basic Apparel Assembly3
DM 1433Fundamentals of the Fashion Industry3
DM 1993Communications and Presentation Techniques for Apparel Design3
DM 2003Problem Solving Strategies3
DM 2204Intermediate Apparel Assembly4
DM 2403Research Methods3
DM 2444Draping4
DM 3014Flat Pattern Design4
DM 3023Computer-Aided Flat Pattern Design3
DM 3033Material Culture3
DM 3053Quality Analysis for Apparel Design3
DM 3123Advanced Technology for Apparel Design3
DM 3991Pre-Internship Seminar1
DM 3993Global Sourcing Strategies3
DM 4153Pre-Production Processes3
DM 4203Functional Clothing Design3
DM 4824Professional Internship4
ECON 1113The Economics of Social Issues (S)3
or ECON 2103 Introduction to Microeconomics (S)
Minimum grade of "C" for ECON course
MGMT 3013Fundamentals of Management (S)3
MKTG 3213Marketing (S)3
DM 3533Textile Surface Design3
DM 4403Advanced Apparel Design3
Controlled Electives
Select 3 hours of the following:3
Anthropometry and Ergonomics in Design
Fashion Show Production
Product Development Process
Drawing I
Jewelry and Metals I
Women and Minority Entrepreneurship
Advanced Costume Construction
Managing Behavior and Organizations
3 hours foreign language may be used
Hours Subtotal74
General Electives
Select 3 hours of electives.3
Hours Subtotal3
Total Hours122

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 DM 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 and minimum grade of “C” in MATH 1483 Mathematical Functions and Their Uses (A) or MATH 1513 College Algebra (A) or MATH 2103 Business Calculus.

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 2029.