CARS Course Prerequisites

Common Prerequisite Quick Reference Guide

(This document is not meant to be a replacement for your Undergraduate Bulletin but rather a tool to assist as you prepare for advising.  Always refer to the official course bulletin for the year you entered the program for official policies and course descriptions.)

Undergraduate Bulletin 2017-2018

Required for All Concentrations
CRS 242: Design Principles and Technology; CARS major (F/S)
CRS 211: Textile Science (F/S)
CRS 221: Culture, Human Behavior and Dress (F)
CRS 231: Intro to CARS Industries (F/S)
CRS 255: Consumer Behavior (S) OR CRS 262: Fashion Marketing and Communication (S)
CRS 312: Technical Apparel Analysis (F/S); CRS 211
CRS 331: Professional Development (F); 2.2 GPA, RCS 361 or APD 252
CRS 363: Global Sourcing (F/S); CRS 231
CRS 481: Capstone (S); APD: 443; RCS: 560 and GARI: RCS 464
CRS 332: Internship (Summer); 2.2 GPA, CARS 331; CARS major, 18 hours in major

Required for APD
APD 200: Fundamentals of AP Development (F/S); CARS Major
APD 244: Visual Communication (S); CRS 242
APD 251: Studio I: Garment Construction (F); APD 200
APD 252: Studio II: Patternmaking and Draping (S); APD 200, APD 251, CRS 211, CRS 242, and MAT 115
APD 310: Portfolio Development (F); APD 244 and APD 252 (APD 303)
APD 341: Studio III: Advanced Patternmaking and Draping (F); APD 252
APD 443: Studio IV: Creative and Technical Design (F); APD 244 and 341
Plus 9 hours CARS electives

Required for RCS
RCS 264: Fashion Retail Management (F)
RCS 361: Fundamentals of Buying (S); MAT 115 and RCS 264 or MKT 326
RCS 363: Visual Merchandising (F); CRS 242 and RCS 264
RCS 464: Global Retail Strategy and Management (F); RCS 264 or MKT 326
RCS 560: Advanced Buying and Planning (F); RCS 361
RCS 584: Advanced Retail Analysis (S); RCS 464
Plus 9 hours CARS electives

Required for GARI
RCS 361: Fundamentals of Retail Buying and Merchandising (S); C or higher in MAT 115 and RCS 264 or MKT 326
RCS 464: Global Retail Strategy and Management (F); RCS 264 or MKT 326
RCS 584: Advanced Retail Analysis (S); C or higher in RCS 361
Plus 6 hours CARS electives (Student will need to complete RCS 264 as one of the two required CARS electives)

**Indicates the semester that a course will be taught, pending department availability**
F-Fall Course
S-Spring Course