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  Dec 17, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin

Retailing, B.S.


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Mission

The mission of the Department of Retailing is to prepare graduates for careers in the Retailing industry and Retailing-related fields which offer upward mobility via management positions.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students should be able to evaluate the role of retailing as an important element in the U.S. economy. 
  • Students should be able to evaluate a problem within a retail setting. 
  • Students should be able to assess the internship company’s role of strategic planning in retailing. 

Degree Requirements (120 hours)

  1. Carolina Core Courses
  2. College Required Courses
  3. Related Coursework
  4. Major Coursework
  5. Emphasis Requirements

Retailing majors may pursue a minor in any course of study offered by the College of HRSM or the University outside the Department of Retailing. College of HRSM required courses may not be counted toward a minor.

Progression Requirements for Entering Students


In order to enroll in the professional division of the Department of Retailing, a student must complete CMW and ARP requirements, ECON 224 , ITEC 264 , and RETL 261 , RETL 262  and RETL 265  with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25. Graduation requires a minimum 2.00 USC GPA.

Course Grade Requirements


A Bachelor of Science Degree in Retailing consists of the Carolina Core, Related Coursework, College of HRSM Required Courses, Major Coursework, Emphasis Requirements and Electives.

All courses listed under CMW, College Required Coursework, Related Coursework, Major Coursework and Emphasis Requirements must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Carolina Core (31-43 hours)


CMW: Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Writing Component (6 hours)


ARP: Analytical Reasoning & Problem Solving (6-8 Hours)


  • 6 hours of required Math

Option One


You must choose

Option Two


You must choose two (2) courses in the same field, except MATH. Choose from either:

  • STAT or,
  • CSCE

SCI: Scientific Literacy (7 hours)


  • Two approved Carolina Core courses from the natural sciences, including one laboratory, selected from Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Marine Science or Physics

GFL: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding/Foreign Language (0-6 Hours)


College of HRSM students must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language by achieving a score of 2 or higher on the foreign language placement test or by completing one foreign language course through 110 or 121. See list of approved GFL courses.

GHS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding/Historical Thinking (3 hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core course for Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking

GSS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding/Social Sciences (3 hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core course for Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding/Social Sciences

AIU: Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding (3 hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core course for Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding

CMS: Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication/Spoken Component (3 hours)


INF: Information Literacy


  • This requirement may be met in an overlay course that combines learning outcomes from two Carolina Core components.

VSR: Values, Ethics and Social Responsibility


  • This requirement may be met in an overlay course that combines learning outcomes from two Carolina Core components.

Retailing Internship


  • Restricted to retailing majors.
  • Students in RETL 495  may enroll in up to 7 additional credits for a total of 13 credit hours. Students will not be permitted to enroll in more than 13 total credit hours while completing RETL 495.
  • It is strongly recommended that students do not take additional courses while completing RETL 495.
  • Course is offered fall, spring and summer; summer is the preferred time for students to complete the course.
  • Students are responsible for securing their own internship and should contact the internship director for assistance and resources to identify and apply for opportunities of interest.

Emphasis Requirements (21 hours)


Retail Management (21 hours)


Additional hours of free elective courses (6-14 hours)


The additional hours of electives may vary depending upon how students fulfill the Carolina Core requirements.

Fashion Merchandising (21 hours)


Additional hours of free elective courses (6-14 hours)


The additional hours of electives may vary depending upon how students fulfill the Carolina Core requirements.

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