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Retail Merchandising Minor

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Bringing together business, fashion and marketing with a minor in retail merchandising.

A minor in retail merchandising will provide a focus on the retail and merchandising function and will provide opportunities for students to become professionals capable of entering the workforce of retail and fashion. The minor is a way for students to diversify their education and incorporate analytical thinking, business skills and global apparel perspective into their overall academic experience. The coursework is designed to prepare students with a better understanding of the retail and merchandising function in the apparel and fashion industry, which will expand their understanding of how the retail experience and the merchandise meets the needs of the consumer, allows them to identify the origins and meanings of trends and broadens their understanding of the political, economic and social factors that play a role in the global market.

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.