Can students who major in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management transfer to a four-year college or university?
Articulation agreements with public and private institutions offer students who earn the A.A.S. degree the opportunity to transfer all of their coursework to the four-year institution. Students in specialized programs, or who earn an A.A.S. degree should discuss the transfer process with an advisor.
What will students learn by studying Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management?
They acquire knowledge in areas of general education, business, retailing and fashion. Students apply classroom theory to onthe-job situations through a cooperative education work experience or internships. Classes prepare them for actual situations in retailing through multimedia instruction and a fully equipped retail laboratory offers students realistic preparation.
Are there any requirements before taking courses in the major?
Algebra I is a prerequisite for all majors. Algebra I competency may be verified with a passing score on the College’s placement test or completion of the appropriate course.
How long will it take to complete this degree?
Once students complete developmental coursework (if needed), the degree can be completed in two years of full-time study. They can shorten the amount of time by taking courses in the summer and winter sessions. Note: Not all FMR courses are offered every semester both day and evening. Please call the department chair at 732.906.2594 to discuss course offerings for future semesters.