# Bachelor of Science in Merchandising

The Bachelor of Science in Merchandising exposes students to every aspect of the retail cycle, from the research and manufacturing phases to merchandising and retail selling, allowing them to develop their creative and analytical skills. The Merchandising curriculum examines consumer-oriented and aesthetic components of the near environment and offers students a comprehensive examination of merchandising as it relates to the retailing industry of tomorrow. Coursework includes product basics as well as current industry trends, coupled with a minor such as one of the Kelley School of Business Minors, the Minor in Fashion Design, or other minor approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Students prepare for a variety of careers in retail buying, retail management, product development, consumer services, visual merchandising, fashion promotion, retail account coordination, wholesale sales, brand management, merchandising management, sourcing, product manufacturing, and merchandise analysis.

## Requirements

**Introductory Courses.****SOAD Pathways.**One (1) course:- SOAD-A 100 Pathways: Introduction to Art, Design and Merchandising

# SOAD-A 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:- SOAD-M 109 Apparel Industries

# SOAD-M 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 AMID-R 209, SOAD-M 109, or SOAD-M 209.

**Apparel Merchandising Foundations.****Materials for Merchandising and Fashion Design.**One (1) course:- SOAD-F 203 Materials for Merchandising and Fashion Design

# SOAD-F 203 Materials for Merchandising and Fashion Design

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- SOAD-A 100, SOAD-M 109, SOAD-M 209, or AMID-R 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 AMID-F 203 or SOAD-F 203.

**Manufacturing and Quality Analysis.**One (1) course:- SOAD-M 204 Manufacturing and Quality Analysis

# SOAD-M 204 Manufacturing and Quality Analysis

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- SOAD-M 109, SOAD-M 209, AMID-R 100, or AMID-R 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 AMID-R 204 or SOAD-M 204.

**Principals of Retail Merchandising.**One (1) course:- SOAD-M 315 Principles of Retail Merchandising

# SOAD-M 315 Principles of Retail Merchandising

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- Grade of C- or higher in SOAD-M 109, SOAD-M 209, AMID-R 100, or AMID-R 209; and in BUS-K 201; and in MATH-M 118, MATH-M 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 AMID-R 315 or SOAD-M 315.

**International Textiles and Apparel.**One (1) course:- SOAD-M 404 International Textiles and Apparel Trade
- SOAD-M 405 International Fashion Consumers and Retailers

# SOAD-M 404 International Textiles and Apparel Trade

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- SOAD-F 203 or AMID-F 203; and ECON-B 251, ECON-E 201, ECON-E 202, ECON-E 211, or ECON-E 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 AMID-R 404 or SOAD-M 404.

# SOAD-M 405 International Fashion Consumers and Retailers

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- SOAD-F 203 or AMID-F 203; and ECON-B 251, ECON-E 201, ECON-E 202, ECON-E 211, or ECON-E 251; and at least junior standing
- Description
- Explores global and country-specific factors that impact distribution systems for--and consumption of--fashion-related 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 AMID-R 405 or SOAD-M 405.

**Planning and Analysis.**One (1) course:- SOAD-M 413 Planning and Analysis

# SOAD-M 413 Planning and Analysis

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- SOAD-M 315 or AMID-R 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 AMID-R 413 or SOAD-M 413.

**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:- SOAD-F 202 Introductory Textile Science: Laboratory
- SOAD-M 308 Brand Management and Advertising
- SOAD-M 309 Strategies in Retail Promotion
- SOAD-M 316 Retail Product Management
- SOAD-M 327 Product Development
- SOAD-M 328 Digital Product Development
- SOAD-M 350 Omnichannel Innovation
- SOAD-M 385 Case Studies in Merchandising
- SOAD-M 409 Retail Industry Field Seminar
- SOAD-M 410 Apparel Entrepreneurship
- SOAD-M 412 Global Sourcing
- SOAD-M 415 Seminar in Innovative Merchandising
- SOAD-M 416 Sustainability in Product: Fashion Design, Merchandising, and Retailing
- SOAD-M 427 Advanced Product Development
- SOAD-M 450 Profiling the Apparel Customer
- SOAD-M 455 Advanced Digital Merchandising
- SOAD-M 485 Topics in Apparel Merchandising
- Up to six (6) credit hours of the following:
- SOAD-X 373 Internship in Professional Practice
- SOAD-X 376 Practicum in the Retail Industry
- SOAD-X 492 Independent Study in Retail

# SOAD-F 202 Introductory Textile Science: Laboratory

- Credits
- 1
- Prerequisites
- SOAD-A 100, SOAD-M 109, SOAD-M 209, or AMID-R 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 AMID-F 202 or SOAD-F 202.

# SOAD-M 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 AMID-R 308 or SOAD-M 308.

# SOAD-M 309 Strategies in Retail Promotion

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- SOAD-M 109, SOAD-M 209, AMID-R 100, or AMID-R 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 AMID-R 309 or SOAD-M 309.

# SOAD-M 316 Retail Product Management

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- SOAD-M 109, SOAD-M 209, AMID-R 100, or AMID-R 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 AMID-R 316 or SOAD-M 316.

# SOAD-M 327 Product Development

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- SOAD-M 204 or AMID-R 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 AMID-R 327 or SOAD-M 327.

# SOAD-M 328 Digital Product Development

- Credits
- 1–3 credit hours
- Prerequisites
- SOAD-M 109, SOAD-M 204, SOAD-M 209, AMID-R 204, or AMID-R 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 SOAD-M 328 or AMID-R 328.

# SOAD-M 350 Omnichannel Innovation

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- None
- Description
- Application of Human-Centered 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 AMID-R 350 or SOAD-M 350.

# SOAD-M 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.

# SOAD-M 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 AMID-R 409 or SOAD-M 409.

# SOAD-M 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 AMID-R 410 or SOAD-M 410.

# SOAD-M 412 Global Sourcing

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- SOAD-M 109, SOAD-M 204, SOAD-M 209, AMID-R 100, AMID-R 204, or AMID-R 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 AMID-R 412 or SOAD-M 412.

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# SOAD-M 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.

# SOAD-M 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 AMID-R 416 or SOAD-M 416.

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# SOAD-M 427 Advanced Product Development

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- SOAD-M 327 and SOAD-M 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.

# SOAD-M 450 Profiling the Apparel Customer

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- At least junior standing
- Description
- In-depth study of customer-driven thinking supported by the understanding and study of retail research, design, branding, marketing and sales strategies.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of AMID-R 450 or SOAD-M 450.

# SOAD-M 455 Advanced Digital Merchandising

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- None
- Description
- Explores concepts and advanced decision-making practices of digital merchandising from a data-driven perspective through use of quantitative and qualitative digital analysis.

# SOAD-M 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.

# SOAD-X 373 Internship in Professional Practice

- Credits
- 1–3 credit hours
- Prerequisites
- Consent of department. For retailing, merchandising, and fashion design experience, one course from SOAD-A 100, SOAD-M 209, AMID-R 100, or AMID-R 209; for interior design experience, SOAD-D 272 or AMID-D 272
- Description
- Provides SOAD majors an off-campus supervised and coordinated career-work 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.

# SOAD-X 376 Practicum in the Retail Industry

- Credits
- 1–3 credit hours
- Prerequisites
- SOAD-M 315 or AMID-R 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 AMID-F 403, AMID-R 321, AMID-X 373, AMID-X 376, AMID-X 476, AMID-Y 398, SOAD-X 373, SOAD-X 376, and SOAD-X 476.
- Grading
- S/F grading.

# SOAD-X 492 Independent Study in Retail

- Credits
- 1–3 credit hours
- Prerequisites
- SOAD-M 109 or SOAD-M 209; and 6 additional credit hours in apparel merchandising (SOAD-M); 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.

**Career Course.**One (1) course:- SOAD-M 219 Professional Techniques in the Retail Industry
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# SOAD-M 219 Professional Techniques in the Retail Industry

- Credits
- 2
- Prerequisites
- SOAD-M 109, SOAD-M 209, AMID-R 100, or AMID-R 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 SOAD-M 219, SOAD-M 319 or AMID-R 319.

# ASCS-Q 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: ASCS-Q 296, BUS-T 275, or SPEA-V 252.
- Grading
- S/F grading.

**Additional Requirements.****Introduction to Business Computing.**One (1) course:- BUS-K 201 THE COMPUTER IN BUSINESS

# BUS-K 201 THE COMPUTER IN BUSINESS

- Credits
- 3–3 credit hours
- Prerequisites
- None
- Description
- None

**Fundamentals of Economics.**One (1) course:- ECON-B 251 Fundamentals of Economics for Business I
- ECON-E 211 Applied Principles of Microeconomics: Creative Commerce
- ECON-E 251

# ECON-B 251 Fundamentals of Economics for Business I

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- None
- Description
- First course in a two-course 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 non-competitive environments, the effects of taxation, externalities, moral hazard and adverse selection, and basic game theory.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of ECON-B 251 or ECON-E 251.

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# ECON-E 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 non-competitive 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 ECON-E 201 or ECON-E 211.

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**Introduction to Psychology.**One (1) course:- PSY-P 101 Introductory Psychology I

# PSY-P 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 PSY-P 101, PSY-P 106, PSY-P 151, or PSY-P 155. Equivalent to IUPUI PSY-B 105 and PSY-P 151.

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**Introduction to Sociology.**One (1) course:- SOC-S 100 Introduction to Sociology

# SOC-S 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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**Addenda Requirements*.****Finite or Calculus Mathematics.**One (1) course:- MATH-D 117 Introduction to Finite Mathematics II
- MATH-J 113 Introduction to Calculus with Applications
- MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics
- MATH-M 119 Brief Survey of Calculus I
- MATH-M 211 Calculus I
- MATH-M 213
- MATH-S 118 Honors Finite Mathematics
- MATH-S 211
- MATH-V 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))
- MATH-V 119 Applied Brief Calculus I (Approved topics: "BRIEF CALCULUS FOR THE LIFE SCIENCES" (TPC 1))

# MATH-D 117 Introduction to Finite Mathematics II

- Credits
- 2
- Prerequisites
- MATH-D 116 or consent of the department
- Notes
- MATH-D 116 and MATH-D 117 is a two-course sequence
- Description
- Topics for the course are taken from MATH-M 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 MATH-D 116 and MATH-D 117 with a passing grade.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of MATH-A 118, MATH-M 118, MATH-S 118, MATH-V 118; or MATH-D 116 and MATH-D 117.

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# MATH-J 113 Introduction to Calculus with Applications

- Credits
- 3
- Prerequisites
- MATH-J 112 with a grade of C- or higher; or consent of department
- Notes
- For Groups students only. MATH-J 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 MATH-J 113, MATH-M 119, MATH-V 119, MATH-M 211, or MATH-S 211.

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# MATH-M 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 MATH-M 014, MATH-M 018, or MATH-J 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 MATH-A 118, MATH-M 118, MATH-S 118, MATH-V 118; or MATH-D 116 and MATH-D 117.

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# MATH-M 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 pre-calculus as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATH-M 025 or MATH-M 027
- Description
- Introduction to calculus. Primarily for students from business and the social sciences.
- Repeatability
- Credit given for only one of MATH-J 113, MATH-M 119, MATH-V 119, MATH-M 211, or MATH-S 211.

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# MATH-M 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 pre-calculus, and trigonometry as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATH-M 027
- Description
- Limits, continuity, derivatives, definite and indefinite integrals, applications.
- Repeatability
- A student may receive credit for only one of the following: MATH-J 113, MATH-M 119, MATH-V 119, MATH-M 211, or MATH-S 211.

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# MATH-S 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 MATH-M 014, MATH-M 018, or MATH-J 111
- Description
- Designed for students of outstanding ability in mathematics. Covers all material of MATH-M 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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# MATH-V 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 MATH-M 014, MATH-M 018, or MATH-J 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 MATH-A 118, MATH-M 118, MATH-S 118, MATH-V 118; or MATH-D 116 and MATH-D 117.

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# MATH-V 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 pre-calculus as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATH-M 025 or MATH-M 027
- Description
- Introduction to calculus. Variable topic course with emphasis on non-business 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: MATH-J 113, MATH-M 119, MATH-M 211, MATH-S 211, or MATH-V 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.

**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 IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.

##### 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
`SOAD-M`

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 non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception

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 IU-administered or IU co-sponsored 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 college-level coursework.
- Proficiency in a single foreign language through the second semester of the first year of college-level 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.