Majors, minors + certificates

Minor in Apparel Merchandising (Minors) (APMDMIN)Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design

Students on Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022 requirements.


The Minor in Apparel Merchandising provides students with a broad, introductory exposure to topics foundational to apparel merchandising (including an overview of the apparel industry and retail merchandising), as well as the opportunity either to study additional topics in an exploratory way, or to gain more focused experience with a specific topic area of their choice.

Minor requirements

The minor requires at least 15 credit hours (20 with the Addenda requirements), including the requirements listed below.

  1. Fundamental Skills.
    1. Introduction to Apparel Merchandising. One (1) course:
    2. Introductory Elective. One (1) course:
    3. Principles of Retail Merchandising. One (1) course:
  2. Advanced Courses. Two (2) courses and six (6) credit hours:
  3. Addenda Requirements*.
    1. Introduction to Business Computing. One (1) course:
      • BUS-K 201 The Computer in Business
    2. Finite Mathematics or Calculus or Equivalent. One (1) course:
      • MATH-M 213
      • (approved topics: "Finite Math in Action"; "Finite Mathematics for the Social and Biological Sciences"; "Finite and Consumer Mathematics")
      • (approved topic: "Applied Brief Calculus I for the Life Sciences")
  4. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Minor Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. Minor Upper Division Courses. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. 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 minor.
    4. Minor GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.


  • * Courses used to fulfill addenda requirements require a grade of C- or higher and do not count toward the Minor GPA or Minor Hours.