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    Aug 08, 2020  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Merchandising, BS

As a student pursuing the Bachelor of Science with a major in merchandising, you become skilled in consumer studies, textiles, fashion theory, trend analysis, brand development, and promotion. This curriculum was developed in consultation with leaders of the Dallas-Fort Worth retail industry to give you the essential skills for the job market.

 Program requirements

Admission and pre-major requirements

All students entering UNT who wish to pursue the Bachelor of Science with a major in merchandising enter as pre-majors. Before applying to major status, pre-majors must complete at least 30 hours of college course work, including the following: 

Pre-major requirements

Minimum grade of C required in each course.

Degree requirements

Hours required and general/school requirements

A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism  requirements.

Major requirements

Minor requirements

Two business option minors of 18 hours each:


6 hours.

GPA requirements

  • It is required that students entering the College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism have a minimum grade point average of at least 2.5 on all courses completed at UNT.
  • A grade of C or above must be earned in each merchandising and hospitality management course completed in residence or transferred to UNT. This includes all courses with prefixes CMHT, MDSE, HFMD, DRTL, RETL and HMGT.
  • Academic requirements for graduation with a BS from the College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism include:
    1. a minimum of 2.50 grade point average in the professional field, with minimum grades of C required in all CMHT, MDSE, HFMD, DRTL, RETL and HMGT courses;
    2. a minimum of 2.0 grade point average in all courses completed at UNT; and
    3. a minimum of 2.0 grade point average in all work attempted, including transfer, correspondence, extension and residence work.