Minor in Retail

About the Minor

The retail minor, administered by the Design & Merchandising Program, provides basic foundations in retail operations, buying and merchandise planning and e-commerce. The curriculum allows the opportunity for individualized tailoring according to a student's interests. The minor is open to all Drexel University students, and requires the completion of eight or nine courses for a minimum of 24.0 credits.

Required Courses:
DSMR 231Retail Operations *3.0
DSMR 232Merchandise Planning and Buying *4.0
DSMR 233 [WI] Retail Image Analysis3.0
DSMR 324Retail Intersections: Social & Cultural Issues3.0
DSMR 325Advanced Merchandise Planning and Buying4.0
Select 2-3 courses:7.0
Digital Promotion Strategies
Independent Study in Design & Merchandising
Digital Commerce
International Fashion Merchandising
Fashion Product Promotion
Retail Practicum
Total Credits24.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

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