Degree Requirements - University of Houston
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Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Retailing and Consumer Science


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

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

Fashion Merchandising Specialization

15 semester hours

Technology Entrepreneurship Specialization

15 semester hours

E-Tailing Specialization

15 semester hours

Training and Development Specialization

15 semester hours

  • HRD 4344 - Computer Applications in Training
  • HRD 3346 - Needs Assessment in Human Resource Development
  • HRD 4351 - Instructional Strategies and Design for Training and Development
  • HDCS 4394 - Internship in HDCS
  • HDCS - Approved HDCS elective

Professional Studies Specialization

Approved non-RCS 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


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


12 semester hours minimum (or minor)

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