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University of South Carolina, Department of Retailing Programs Profile

Written by FS StaffNovember 6, 2011
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University of South Carolina: Retailing, Emphasis in Retail Management/Emphasis in Fashion Merchandising
Columbia, South Carolina
Department of Retailing

The Retailing program at University of South Carolina is unique because it is the only department that only offers retailing, and because of this, it has a more equal gender balance than other fashion programs.  Internships, study abroad, and student organizations provide opportunities for students to develop their professional communication skills and contacts.  Students can choose a concentration in Retail Management or Fashion Merchandising. 

What fashion related programs and degrees does University of South Carolina offer?
As of 2011, University of South Carolina offers the following degrees:
B.S. Retailing, Emphasis in Retail Management
B.S. Retailing, Emphasis in Fashion Merchandising

What’s the school’s contact information?
University of South Carolina
Department of Retailing
700 Assembly
Columbia, SC 29208
Phone: 803-777-3805
www.hrsm.sc.edu/retail

Type of School? Public

How much is tuition?
Annual tuition: $9,156 (resident)
Room & Board: Housing $3,800 - $4,300, Meals $2,300 - $2,700

What’s the typical student profile?
University of South Carolina total undergraduate students: 19,000
Fashion program students: 400

What are the requirements to enter program?
Program requires a 2.0 GPA if entering as a freshman, and a 2.5 GPA if transferring into the university or into the department.

How long does it take to complete program?
It usually takes four years to complete a B.S. degree, two years to complete a M.S. degree and two or more years to complete a Ph D program.

How many faculty members does University of South Carolina’s Fashion program have?
Faculty members: 15

What career placement services does University of South Carolina provide?
Students are required to complete an internship, where they are typically placed among top companies and retailers, depending on their choice of concentration.  Study abroad opportunities are available in Italy, London, and Paris.  The school is able to find placements for 100% of its students after graduation.

All data is as of 2011.