Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design
Bachelor of Science in Merchandising
Students on Summer 2022, Fall 2022, or Spring 2023 requirements MERCHBS
Requirements
The major requires at least 44 credit hours (60–66 with the Addenda requirements), including the requirements listed below.
 Introductory Courses.
 SOAD Pathways. One (1) course:
 SOADA 100 Pathways: Introduction to Art, Design and Merchandising
SOADA 100 Pathways: Introduction to Art, Design and Merchandising
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 Explores the fields of art, design, and merchandising within the contemporary landscape of creating and making. Identifies where these disciplines have mutually reinforcing values and opportunities for interdisciplinary study. Provides a common experience for art, design and merchandising students.
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 Introduction to Apparel Merchandising. One (1) course:
 SOADM 109 Apparel Industries
SOADM 109 Apparel Industries
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 Introduction to the retail cycle related to the interdisciplinary study of and research in apparel and textiles. Examines social and economic theories underlying the fashion business, retail merchandising principles, consumer behavior, and contemporary retail issues.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of AMIDR 209, SOADM 109, or SOADM 209.
 SOAD Pathways. One (1) course:
 Apparel Merchandising Foundations.
 Materials for Merchandising and Fashion Design. One (1) course:
 SOADF 203 Materials for Merchandising and Fashion Design
SOADF 203 Materials for Merchandising and Fashion Design
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 SOADA 100, SOADM 109, SOADM 209, or AMIDR 100 with a grade of C or higher
 Notes
 Lecture plus laboratory. Course fee required
 Description
 Textile fibers, yarns, fabrication, and finishes, textile processing and properties; selection and care of textiles for human use.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of AMIDF 203 or SOADF 203.
 Manufacturing and Quality Analysis. One (1) course:
 SOADM 204 Manufacturing and Quality Analysis
SOADM 204 Manufacturing and Quality Analysis
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 SOADM 109, SOADM 209, AMIDR 100, or AMIDR 209 with a grade of C or higher
 Description
 Focuses on the manufacturing and product development stage of the retail cycle. This stage comprises apparel merchandising history, technology, textiles, performance, value, and quality analysis.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of AMIDR 204 or SOADM 204.
 Principals of Retail Merchandising. One (1) course:
 SOADM 315 Principles of Retail Merchandising
SOADM 315 Principles of Retail Merchandising
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 Grade of C or higher in SOADM 109, SOADM 209, AMIDR 100, or AMIDR 209; and in BUSK 201; and in MATHM 118, MATHM 119, or equivalent; and at least sophomore standing
 Description
 An examination of the contemporary retail environment as it relates to principles, such as the profit and loss analysis, retail math, markups, markdowns, and turnover. Comprehensive analysis and strategy development using retail merchandising principles are emphasized.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of AMIDR 315 or SOADM 315.
 International Textiles and Apparel. One (1) course:
 SOADM 404 International Textiles and Apparel Trade
 SOADM 405 International Fashion Consumers and Retailers
SOADM 404 International Textiles and Apparel Trade
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 SOADF 203 or AMIDF 203; and ECONB 251, ECONE 201, ECONE 202, ECONE 211, or ECONE 251; and at least junior standing
 Description
 Examines international factors affecting the United States textile, apparel, and retail industries, including comparative analysis of the economic, political, and social implications of globalization.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of AMIDR 404 or SOADM 404.
SOADM 405 International Fashion Consumers and Retailers
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 SOADF 203 or AMIDF 203; and ECONB 251, ECONE 201, ECONE 202, ECONE 211, or ECONE 251; and at least junior standing
 Description
 Explores global and countryspecific factors that impact distribution systems forand consumption offashionrelated products. Promotes an understanding of consumers of fashion products within a global context and motivations for pursuing a global marketing and retailing strategy.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of AMIDR 405 or SOADM 405.
 Planning and Analysis. One (1) course:
 SOADM 413 Planning and Analysis
SOADM 413 Planning and Analysis
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 SOADM 315 or AMIDR 315 with a grade of C or higher
 Description
 Essentials of merchandise buying and planning: consumer trends, market resources and trade practices, seasonal plans, assortment planning and analytic tools for inventory evaluations.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of AMIDR 413 or SOADM 413.
 Materials for Merchandising and Fashion Design. One (1) course:
 Concentration or Electives. One (1) of the following options:
 Concentration Option. One (1) of the following concentrations (see requirements below):
 Digital Merchandising.
 Product Development.
 Electives Option. Nine (9) credit hours:
 SOADF 202 Introductory Textile Science: Laboratory
 SOADM 308 Brand Management and Advertising
 SOADM 309 Strategies in Retail Promotion
 SOADM 316 Retail Product Management
 SOADM 327 Product Development
 SOADM 328 Digital Product Development
 SOADM 350 Omnichannel Innovation
 SOADM 385 Case Studies in Merchandising
 SOADM 385 Case Studies in Merchandising
 SOADM 409 Retail Industry Field Seminar
 SOADM 410 Apparel Entrepreneurship
 SOADM 412 Global Sourcing
 SOADM 415 Seminar in Innovative Merchandising
 SOADM 416 Sustainability in Product: Fashion Design, Merchandising, and Retailing
 SOADM 427 Advanced Product Development
 SOADM 450 Profiling the Apparel Customer
 SOADM 455 Advanced Digital Merchandising
 SOADM 485 Topics in Apparel Merchandising
 Up to six (6) credit hours of the following:
 SOADX 373 Internship in Professional Practice
 SOADX 376 Practicum in the Retail Industry
 SOADX 492 Independent Study in Retail
SOADF 202 Introductory Textile Science: Laboratory
 Credits
 1
 Prerequisites
 SOADA 100, SOADM 109, SOADM 209, or AMIDR 100 with a grade of C or higher
 Description
 Analysis and application of concepts learned in lecture: fibers, fabrications, finishes, and properties. Special attention paid to aesthetics of textiles and materials for fashion design. Laboratory course. Course fee required.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of AMIDF 202 or SOADF 202.
SOADM 308 Brand Management and Advertising
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 At least junior standing
 Description
 Strategic marketing communication centered on building and maintaining brand equity, encompassing all stages of the retail cycle.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of AMIDR 308 or SOADM 308.
SOADM 309 Strategies in Retail Promotion
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 SOADM 109, SOADM 209, AMIDR 100, or AMIDR 209; and at least sophomore standing
 Description
 Application of design elements and principles to commercial display and development of creative visual merchandising techniques; various media explored.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of AMIDR 309 or SOADM 309.
SOADM 316 Retail Product Management
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 SOADM 109, SOADM 209, AMIDR 100, or AMIDR 209; and at least sophomore standing
 Description
 Design thinking will be used to study strategic product management in the current retail environment. Function and practices in product distribution, merchandising and retail selling to the end use consumer segments of the retail cycle will be examined as they relate to contemporary retail store management and operations.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of AMIDR 316 or SOADM 316.
SOADM 327 Product Development
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 SOADM 204 or AMIDR 204; and at least junior standing; or consent of department
 Description
 Functions and practices of product development; understanding and defining the customer; researching fashion trends from color and fabric to silhouette; identifying how and when to apply trends to targeted customers; practical application of executing concepts into finished products.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of AMIDR 327 or SOADM 327.
SOADM 328 Digital Product Development
 Credits
 1–3 credit hours
 Prerequisites
 SOADM 109, SOADM 204, SOADM 209, AMIDR 204, or AMIDR 209; and Apparel Merchandising major; and at least sophomore standing
 Description
 Digital applications used to develop product lines, including fabric and material development, print and pattern development, graphics, knits, and woven applications.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of SOADM 328 or AMIDR 328.
SOADM 350 Omnichannel Innovation
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 Application of HumanCentered Design (HCD, aka. design thinking) in omnichannel merchandising to develop innovative omnichannel solutions and improve consumer/human experience.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of AMIDR 350 or SOADM 350.
SOADM 385 Case Studies in Merchandising
 Credits
 2
 Prerequisites
 Major in Merchandising or Apparel Merchandising; and consent of department
 Description
 Develops skills needed to solve issues presented in current merchandising case studies through creation of a plan for improved business performance.
SOADM 385 Case Studies in Merchandising
 Credits
 2
 Prerequisites
 Major in Apparel Merchandising; and consent of department
 Description
 Develops skills needed to solve issues presented in current merchandising case studies through creation of a plan for improved business performance.
SOADM 409 Retail Industry Field Seminar
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 Consent of instructor
 Description
 Study tour designed as an overview of the retail, apparel, and textile industry, taught through a series of seminars conducted by business professionals outside the Bloomington community.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of AMIDR 409 or SOADM 409.
SOADM 410 Apparel Entrepreneurship
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 At least junior standing
 Description
 Explores the entrepreneurial concept through the use of the entire retail cycle related to the vision of developing a business plan and ultimately opening a retail business selling unit.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of AMIDR 410 or SOADM 410.
SOADM 412 Global Sourcing
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 SOADM 109, SOADM 204, SOADM 209, AMIDR 100, AMIDR 204, or AMIDR 209; and at least junior standing
 Description
 Issues and strategies of global sourcing in the apparel industry: natural resources, labor issues, factory profiles, quota and duty issues of key sourcing centers.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of AMIDR 412 or SOADM 412.
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SOADM 415 Seminar in Innovative Merchandising
 Credits
 2
 Prerequisites
 Major or minor in Merchandising or Apparel Merchandising
 Description
 Explores the evolution of retail to predict what is next in merchandising and retailing. Industry guest speakers lead discussions on key issues affecting the future of retail.
SOADM 416 Sustainability in Product: Fashion Design, Merchandising, and Retailing
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 Senior standing
 Description
 Examination of sustainability concepts as applied to decision making throughout the process of product design, development, retailing, use, and disposal.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of AMIDR 416 or SOADM 416.
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SOADM 427 Advanced Product Development
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 SOADM 327 and SOADM 412
 Description
 Current case study work in the product development process that brings products to market. Review of current trends in the marketplace and the technologies available to improve time, quality, and/or efficiencies.
SOADM 450 Profiling the Apparel Customer
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 At least junior standing
 Description
 Indepth study of customerdriven thinking supported by the understanding and study of retail research, design, branding, marketing and sales strategies.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of AMIDR 450 or SOADM 450.
SOADM 455 Advanced Digital Merchandising
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 Explores concepts and advanced decisionmaking practices of digital merchandising from a datadriven perspective through use of quantitative and qualitative digital analysis.
SOADM 485 Topics in Apparel Merchandising
 Credits
 1–3 credit hours
 Prerequisites
 At least junior standing; major or minor in Apparel Merchandising or Merchandising; or consent of instructor
 Description
 Advanced selected topics in an area of merchandising. Topics vary.
 Repeatability
 May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
SOADX 373 Internship in Professional Practice
 Credits
 1–3 credit hours
 Prerequisites
 Consent of department. For retailing, merchandising, and fashion design experience, one course from SOADA 100, SOADM 209, AMIDR 100, or AMIDR 209; for interior design experience, SOADD 272 or AMIDD 272
 Description
 Provides SOAD majors an offcampus supervised and coordinated careerwork experience in a cooperating business, a consumer agency, or other related fields.
 Repeatability
 May be repeated up to 3 times for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
 Grading
 S/F grading.
SOADX 376 Practicum in the Retail Industry
 Credits
 1–3 credit hours
 Prerequisites
 SOADM 315 or AMIDR 315; and consent of department
 Description
 Provides apparel merchandising majors a supervised and coordinated work experience in the apparel industry.
 Repeatability
 May be repeated for a maximum of six credit hours in AMIDF 403, AMIDR 321, AMIDX 373, AMIDX 376, AMIDX 476, AMIDY 398, SOADX 373, SOADX 376, and SOADX 476.
 Grading
 S/F grading.
SOADX 492 Independent Study in Retail
 Credits
 1–3 credit hours
 Prerequisites
 SOADM 109 or SOADM 209; and 6 additional credit hours in apparel merchandising (SOADM); and consent of instructor
 Description
 Independent coursework or project under supervision on problems of special interest.
 Repeatability
 May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
 Concentration Option. One (1) of the following concentrations (see requirements below):
 Career Course. One (1) course:
 SOADM 219 Professional Techniques in the Retail Industry
 ASCSQ 296 College to Career II: Navigate Your Arts and Sciences Experience
SOADM 219 Professional Techniques in the Retail Industry
 Credits
 2
 Prerequisites
 SOADM 109, SOADM 209, AMIDR 100, or AMIDR 209; and at least sophomore standing
 Description
 Professional techniques and competencies applicable to careers in the retail industry are explored while students participate in exercises to develop presentation skills and marketing themselves to, and in, a retail organization.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of SOADM 219, SOADM 319 or AMIDR 319.
ASCSQ 296 College to Career II: Navigate Your Arts and Sciences Experience
 Credits
 2
 Prerequisites
 At least sophomore standing
 Description
 Explores the relationship between academic and extracurricular choices and life after graduation. Students assess their skills, develop a portfolio to highlight them, and create a plan to address gaps. Focuses on a paradigm of job searching that emphasizes research and highly customized, focused application materials.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of the following: ASCSQ 296, BUST 275, or SPEAV 252.
 Grading
 S/F grading.
 Additional Requirements.
 Introduction to Business Computing. One (1) course:
 BUSK 201 The Computer in Business
BUSK 201 The Computer in Business
 Description
 Offers a rigorous introduction to the topics of data management, information technology, and information systems. Students will gain handson experience working with relational database and data analysis applications, as well as an understanding of the fundamental concepts involved in the use of information technologies and information systems in business.
 Additional information
 Credit hour, prerequisite, and other information cannot be displayed for this course. If this is a course outside of the College of Arts and Sciences, please see the appropriate school's bulletin for additional information.
 Fundamentals of Economics. One (1) course:
 ECONB 251 Fundamentals of Economics for Business I
 ECONE 211 Applied Principles of Microeconomics: Creative Commerce
 ECONE 251
ECONB 251 Fundamentals of Economics for Business I
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 First course in a twocourse sequence that introduces business students to essential economic concepts. Examines the economic notions of cost and gains from trade, determinants of economic growth, consumer and firm behavior in competitive and noncompetitive environments, the effects of taxation, externalities, moral hazard and adverse selection, and basic game theory.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of ECONB 251 or ECONE 251.
 Spring 2025CASE SHcourseFall 2024CASE SHcourse
ECONE 211 Applied Principles of Microeconomics: Creative Commerce
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture, and Design majors and minors only
 Description
 Introduction to core microeconomic principles with applications to creative commerce. Covers scarcity, opportunity cost, competitive and noncompetitive market pricing, as well as topics like supply chain management, branding, advertising and special behavioral features including snob effects, bandwagon effects, and particular search/shopping behavior for experience vs search goods.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of ECONE 201 or ECONE 211.
 Spring 2025CASE SHcourseFall 2024CASE SHcourse
 Introduction to Psychology. One (1) course:
 PSYP 101 Introductory Psychology I
PSYP 101 Introductory Psychology I
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 Introduction to psychology; its methods, data, and theoretical interpretations in areas of learning, sensory psychology, and psychophysiology.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of PSYP 101, PSYB 105, PSYP 106, PSYP 151, or PSYP 155.
 Spring 2025CASE NMcourseFall 2024CASE NMcourse
 Introduction to Sociology. One (1) course:
 SOCS 100 Introduction to Sociology
SOCS 100 Introduction to Sociology
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 Introduction to the concepts and methods of sociology with an emphasis on understanding of contemporary American society.
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 Introduction to Business Computing. One (1) course:
 Addenda Requirements*.
 Finite or Calculus Mathematics. One (1) course:
 MATHD 117 Introduction to Finite Mathematics II
 MATHJ 113 Introduction to Calculus with Applications
 MATHM 118 Finite Mathematics
 MATHM 119 Brief Survey of Calculus I
 MATHM 211 Calculus I
 MATHM 213
 MATHS 118 Honors Finite Mathematics
 MATHS 211
 MATHV 118 Finite Mathematics with Applications (Approved topics: "FINITE & CONSUMER MATHEMATICS" (TPC 2); "FINITE MATH FOR SOCIAL & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES" (TPC 1); "FINITE MATH IN ACTION" (TPC 3))
 MATHV 119 Applied Brief Calculus I (Approved topics: "BRIEF CALCULUS FOR THE LIFE SCIENCES" (TPC 1))
MATHD 117 Introduction to Finite Mathematics II
 Credits
 2
 Prerequisites
 MATHD 116 or consent of the department
 Notes
 MATHD 116 and MATHD 117 is a twocourse sequence
 Description
 Topics for the course are taken from MATHM 118. Credit for the College of Arts and Sciences Foundations requirement in Mathematical Modeling or the College's N&M Breadth of Inquiry requirement will be given only upon completion of both MATHD 116 and MATHD 117 with a passing grade.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of MATHA 118, MATHM 118, MATHS 118, MATHV 118; or MATHD 116 and MATHD 117.
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MATHJ 113 Introduction to Calculus with Applications
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 MATHJ 112 with a grade of C or higher; or consent of department
 Notes
 For Groups students only. MATHJ 113 can count toward the College of Arts and Sciences Foundations requirement in mathematical modeling and the College of Arts and Sciences natural and mathematical sciences Breadth of Inquiry requirement for Groups studentsï»¿
 Description
 A survey of calculus.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of MATHJ 113, MATHM 119, MATHV 119, MATHM 211, or MATHS 211.
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MATHM 118 Finite Mathematics
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Notes
 R: To be successful, students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATHM 014, MATHM 018, or MATHJ 111
 Description
 Sets, counting, basic probability, including random variables and expected values. Linear systems, matrices, linear programming, and applications.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of MATHA 118, MATHM 118, MATHS 118, MATHV 118; or MATHD 116 and MATHD 117.
 Spring 2025CASE MMcourseFall 2024CASE MMcourse
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MATHM 119 Brief Survey of Calculus I
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Notes
 R: To be successful, students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra, one year of high school geometry, and precalculus as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATHM 025 or MATHM 027
 Description
 Introduction to calculus. Primarily for students from business and the social sciences.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of MATHJ 113, MATHM 119, MATHV 119, MATHM 211, or MATHS 211.
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MATHM 211 Calculus I
 Credits
 4
 Prerequisites
 None
 Notes
 R: To be successful, students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra, one year of high school geometry, and precalculus, and trigonometry as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATHM 027
 Description
 Limits, continuity, derivatives, definite and indefinite integrals, applications.
 Repeatability
 A student may receive credit for only one of the following: MATHJ 113, MATHM 119, MATHV 119, MATHM 211, or MATHS 211.
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MATHS 118 Honors Finite Mathematics
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 Hutton Honors College membership
 Notes
 R: To be successful students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATHM 014, MATHM 018, or MATHJ 111
 Description
 Designed for students of outstanding ability in mathematics. Covers all material of MATHM 118 and additional topics from statistics and game theory. Computers may be used in this course, but no previous experience is assumed.
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MATHV 118 Finite Mathematics with Applications
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Notes
 R: To be successful, students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATHM 014, MATHM 018, or MATHJ 111
 Description
 Sets, counting, basic probability, linear modelling, and other discrete topics. Applications to various areas depending on topic. Possibilities include social and biological sciences and consumer mathematics.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of MATHA 118, MATHM 118, MATHS 118, MATHV 118; or MATHD 116 and MATHD 117.
 Spring 2025CASE NMcourseFall 2024CASE NMcourse
MATHV 119 Applied Brief Calculus I
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Notes
 R: To be successful, students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra, one year of high school geometry, and precalculus as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATHM 025 or MATHM 027
 Description
 Introduction to calculus. Variable topic course with emphasis on nonbusiness topics and applications. The topic(s) will be listed in the Schedule of Classes each semester.
 Repeatability
 A student may receive credit for only one of the following: MATHJ 113, MATHM 119, MATHM 211, MATHS 211, or MATHV 119.
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 Minor Requirement.
 Complete one (1) of the Kelley School of Business Minors (21 cr.)** or another related minor approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
 Finite or Calculus Mathematics. One (1) course:
 Major GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
 Major GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the major—including those where a grade lower than C is earned—is required.
 Major Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the major.
 Major Upper Division Credit Hours. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
 Major Residency. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IUadministered or IU cosponsored Overseas Study program.
Notes
Major Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:
 Any course at the 100–499 level with the
SOADM
subject area prefix—as well as any other subject areas that are deemed functionally equivalent  Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken—as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent—except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
 Any course directed to a nonAddenda requirement through an approved exception
 Any course at the 100–499 level with the
Exceptions to and substitutions for major requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.
The Bachelor of Science degree requires at least 120 credit hours, to include the following:
 College of Arts and Sciences Credit Hours. At least 100 credit hours must come from College of Arts and Sciences disciplines.
 Upper Division Courses. At least 36 credit hours (of the 120) must be at the 300–499 level.
 College Residency. Following completion of the 60th credit hour toward degree, at least 36 credit hours of College of Arts and Sciences coursework must be completed through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IUadministered or IU cosponsored Overseas Study program.
 College GPA. A College grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.000 is required.
 CASE Requirements. The following College of Arts and Sciences Education (CASE) requirements must be completed:
 CASE Foundations
 CASE Breadth of Inquiry
 CASE Culture Studies
 Diversity in the United States: 1 course
 Global Civilizations and Cultures: See the CASE Foreign Language section
 CASE Critical Approaches: 1 course
 CASE Foreign Language: Choose from:
 A single foreign language through the second semester of the second year of collegelevel coursework.
 Proficiency in a single foreign language through the second semester of the first year of collegelevel coursework and the following:
 CASE Global Civilizations and Cultures: 1 course
 CASE Intensive Writing: 1 course
 CASE Public Oral Communication: 1 course
 Major. Completion of the major as outlined in the Major Requirements section above.
Most students must also successfully complete the Indiana University Bloomington General Education program.