Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Retailing and Consumer Science

Overview

Please note this document is accurate for those who enrolled during the Fall 2011 semester. If you are unsure about which degree plan you are on, please check with your academic advisor.

For the official requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Retailing and Consumer Science, see the University of Houston Catalog.

Retailing and Consumer Science Major Requirements

  • HDCS 3300 - Organizational Decisions in Technology or TELS 3340 - Organizational Leadership and Supervision
  • HDCS 3301 - Consumer Science
  • HDCS 3303 - Merchandising and Consumer Sciences
  • HDCS 3304 - Visual Merchandising
  • HDCS 3369 - Entrepreneurship
  • HDCS 4300 - Research Concepts
  • HDCS 4303 - Merchandising Systems
  • HDCS 4380 - Merchandising
  • HDCS 4386 - Communication Strategies for Merchandising and Industrial Distribution
  • HDCS 4393 - Internship in HDCS
  • SCLT 2380 - Distribution Channels or HDCS 4375 - Strategies in E-Tailing
  • SCLT 3381 - Industrial and Consumer Sales
  • TECH 3365 - Applications of Discrete Methods in Technology
  • HRD 4340 - Introduction to Training and Development or HRD 4351 Instructional Strategies and Design for HRD

Professional Studies Area of Specialization

Choose one (1) 15 hour specialization or elective block from those listed below (15 semester hours)

Retailing and Consumer Science Electives

Select 15 semester hours

  • HDCS 3302 - Consumer Textiles
  • HDCS 4302 - Apparel Analysis
  • HDCS 4370 - Technology Entrepreneurship
  • HDCS 4372 - Forecasting Technology Entrepreneurship
  • HDCS 4374 - Entrepreneurial E-Tailing
  • HDCS 4375 - Strategies in E-Tailing
  • HDCS 4376 - Resources in Technology Entrepreneurship
  • HDCS 4394 - Internship in HDCS
  • HDCS 4396 - Selected Topics in Retailing and Consumer Science
  • HRD 3310 - Career Path Planning

Technology Entrepreneurship Specialization

15 semester hours

  • HDCS 4370 - Technology Entrepreneurship
  • HDCS 4372 - Forecasting for Technology Entrepreneurship
  • HDCS 4374 - Entrepreneurial E-Tailing
  • HDCS 4376 - Resources in Technology Entrepreneurship
  • HDCS 4394 - Internship in HDCS or SCLT 2362 - Introduction to Logistics Technology

E-Tailing Specialization

15 semester hours

  • HDCS 4374 - Entrepreneurship E-Tailing
  • HDCS 4375 - Strategies in E-Tailing
  • Select From:
    • HDCS 3304 - Visual Merchandising
    • HDCS 4302 - Apparel Analysis
    • HDCS 4394 - Internship in HDCS
    • SCLT 2362 - Introduction to Logistics Technology
    • SCLT 3387 - Procurement
    • SCLT 4387 - Financial Evaluation for Supply Chain Management

Training and Development Specialization

15 semester hours

  • HRD 4344 - Computer Applications in Training
  • HRD 4346 - Training and Development Programs
  • HRD 4351 - Instructional Strategies and Design for Training and Development
  • HDCS 4394 - Internship in HDCS
  • HDCS - Approved HDCS elective

Professional Studies Specialization

Approved non-CSM content coursework (15 semester hours)

  • See faculty advisor for approval of 15 hour content block in field other than Retailing and Consumer Science

College Requirements

Mathematics/Reasoning

12 semester hours which includes university core

  • MATH 1310 - College Algebra
  • TMTH 3360 - Applied Technical Statistics
  • Six semester hours of Math Reasoning/Formal Science selected from core approved list

Writing in the Discipline

3 semester hours which includes university core

  • HDCS 1300 - Human Ecosystems and Technological Change

Program Requirements

Computer Literacy

  • ITEC 1301 - Introduction to Computer Application Technology

Electives

12 semester hours minimum (or minor)

  • Electives or minor must be from approved technical area for students pursuing Technology Entrepreneurship specializations