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Textiles, Merchandising & Apparel Minor

The minor in Textiles, Merchandising and Apparel (TMA) is available for students interested in studying an overview of the textile and apparel industry.  Required courses form a foundation for understanding textiles and apparel.  Upper level courses allow students to select a focus on the historical or business aspects of apparel.

Students majoring in Agricultural Economics, Art, Business, Entrepreneurship, Human Sciences, Management, Marketing, Mass Communication, and Theater can enhance their area of study by completing the TAM minor.

To graduate with a TMA minor, student must complete a total of 19 credit hours from a specified list of courses.  Students must have a 2.0 GPA in the courses used to satisfy the minor and must comply with all pre-requisites for TAM classes.  The TMA minor is not available to students majoring in Textiles, Apparel Design and Merchandising.

Required Courses

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
TAM 2040 Textile Science 3 credit hours
TAM 2041 Textile Science Laboratory

1 credit hour

TAM 2045 The Fashion Industry

3 credit hours

TAM 3022 Apparel Quality Analysis

3 credit hours

TAM 3032 Textile & Apparel Product Development

3 credit hours


13 required credit hours


Two of the following:

    6 additional credit hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours

TAM 3030

Field Study in Textiles, Apparel & Retailing 3 credit hours

TAM 4041

History of Textiles 3 credit hours

TAM 4043

Advanced Textiles 3 credit hours

TAM 4044

Global Textiles & Apparel Economics 3 credit hours

TAM 4070

Entrepreneurship in TAM 3 credit hours

TAM 4071

History of Dress & Adornment Prior to 1800 3 credit hours

TAM 4072

History of Dress & Adornment After 1800 3 credit hours

Total Hours Required for Minor: 19 Credit Hours

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