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2015-2016 USC Sumter Bulletin
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  Jan 21, 2018
 
2015-2016 USC Sumter Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Retailing, B.S.


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Mission

The mission of the Department of Retailing is to prepare graduates for careers in the Retailing industry and Retailing-related fields which offer upward mobility via management positions.

Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a B.S. in Retailing should be able to …

  • explain and record the changes in equity for both the partnership and corporate form of business ownership.
  • prepare a Cash Flow Statement using the Indirect Method.
  • explain the budgeting process and prepare Sales, Production, Cash, and Operating Budgets.

Degree Requirements (124 hours)

  1. Carolina Core Courses
  2. College Required Courses
  3. Related Coursework
  4. Major Coursework
  5. Emphasis Requirements

Retailing majors may pursue a minor in any course of study offered by the College of HRSM or the University outside the Department of Retailing. College of HRSM required courses may not be counted toward a minor.

Progression Requirements for Entering Students


In order to enroll in the professional division of the Department of Retailing, a student must complete CMW and ARP requirements, ECON 224 , ITEC 264 , and RETL 261 , RETL 262  and RETL 265  with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25. Graduation requires a minimum 2.00 USC GPA.

Course Grade Requirements


A Bachelor of Science Degree in Retailing consists of the Carolina Core, Related Coursework, College of HRSM Required Courses, Major Coursework, Emphasis Requirements and Electives.

All courses listed under CMW, College Required Coursework, Related Coursework, Major Coursework and Emphasis Requirements must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Carolina Core (31-43 hours)


CMW: Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Writing Component (6 hours)


ARP: Analytical Reasoning & Problem Solving (6-8 Hours)


  • 6 hours of required Math

Option One


You must choose

Option Two


You must choose two (2) courses in the same field, except MATH. Choose from either:

  • STAT or,
  • CSCE

SCI: Scientific Literacy (7 hours)


  • Two approved Carolina Core courses from the natural sciences, including one laboratory, selected from Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Marine Science or Physics

GHS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding/Historical Thinking (3 hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core course for Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking

GSS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding/Social Sciences (3 hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core course for Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding/Social Sciences

AIU: Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding (3 hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core course for Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding

CMS: Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication/Spoken Component (3 hours)


INF: Information Literacy


  • This requirement may be met in an overlay course that combines learning outcomes from two Carolina Core components.

VSR: Values, Ethics and Social Responsibility


  • This requirement may be met in an overlay course that combines learning outcomes from two Carolina Core components.

Related Coursework (6 hours)


College of HRSM Required Coursework (21 hours)


    Major Coursework (27 hours)


      Emphasis Requirements (21 hours)


      Retail Management (21 hours)


      Required Courses


        Additional hours of RETL courses selected from the following (9 hours)


          Additional hours of free elective courses (6-18 hours)


          The additional hours of electives may vary depending upon how students fulfill the Carolina Core requirements.

          Fashion Merchandising (21 hours)


          Required Courses


            Additional hours of RETL courses selected from the following (6 hours)


              Additional hours of free elective courses (6-18 hours)


              The additional hours of electives may vary depending upon how students fulfill the Carolina Core requirements.

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