Feb 24, 2020
Revised Program | Fall 2019
The Bachelor of Science in Fashion Marketing Innovation (FMI) program offers career-oriented knowledge in textile science, design, and manufacturing. It also provides theoretical foundations as well as skills in these three aspects of a textile career. FMI program student gains technical knowledge to develop new products and solve problems related to textile material and clothing manufacturing. The program also helps develop skills in sales enhancing techniques.
FMI program students learn pattern making using Gerber software and Abode Suite Software in addition to traditional pattern making techniques. Students learn to use Gerber Technology Pattern Design software and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) industrial fabric cutting equipment. Students learn product evaluation from fiber to finish products using a state of the art textile science laboratory which is an important part of any product development activity. The laboratory also provides the opportunity to the student to conduct a range of research projects. A well-equipped garment construction lab comprised of home and industrial sewing machines enable students to be prepared for automotive, apparel, furniture industries. Students have an opportunity to study abroad to gain diverse knowledge of textiles, fashion, and culture internationally.
FMI students are well trained to enter into a larger number of career opportunities because of the diverse scope of training provided by the program. Several career opportunities include Trim Engineering, Buyers, Visual Merchandising, Product development for textile industry, Product evaluation, and quality control, Product acceptance specialist, Resourcing Manager for merchandising companies, Entrepreneurs, and Boutique Owners.
Articulation Agreements - Please see Community College Relations for a list of existing articulation agreements for this major.
Major Requirements: 78 hours
Restricted Elective Courses: 24 hours
Select 24 hours from the following list or, with approval from program advisor, any course from the following minors, Marketing , Entrepreneurship , and Supply Chain .
This major does not require a minor.
Students must earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level or above.
Critical Graduation Information
The following are minimum requirements for all bachelor’s degrees awarded by Eastern Michigan University. Some majors and minors require more than the minimum in one or more of the areas below; students are urged to consult the online catalog for the requirements of their particular programs.
- Earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level and above. Courses with numbers below 100 will not be counted toward this degree requirement. At most 8 credit hours of physical education (PEGN) activity courses will be counted toward this requirement.
- Meet the requirements of the General Education program (see information below).
- Complete a Writing Intensive (GEWI) Course in your major.
- Earn a minimum of 60 credits from a four-year college or university; courses taken at community colleges cannot be used to meet this requirement. (Some formal program-to-program articulation agreements modify this requirement. See specific agreements for details.)
- Earn a minimum of 30 credits from courses taken at EMU.
- Complete 10 of the last 30 hours for the degree from courses taken at EMU.
- Have a minimum of 30 unique credit hours in their major and 20 unique credit hours in their minor for a total of at least 50 unique credit hours between them. Some majors that require 50 or more hours themselves do not require a minor; students should check requirements of the selected major in the undergraduate catalog to see if a minor is required.
- Earn no more than 60 credit hours in one subject area (prefix). Credits in excess of the 60 maximum will not be counted toward the minimum of 124 credits required for a bachelor’s degree.
- Earn the minimum number of credits in 300-level and above courses in each major and minor as specified below - these credits must be earned in distinct courses; that is, no course can be used to fulfill this requirement in more than one major or minor.
- Earn a minimum of 6 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each minor
- Earn a minimum of 9 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that requires a minor.
- Earn a minimum of 15 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that does not require a minor
- Transfer credit will be awarded for courses taken at colleges and universities that are accredited by one of the recognized regional accrediting bodies only if the courses are college-level (equated to 100-level or above at EMU) and the student earned a “C” (or 2.0 on a 4 point scale) or better. Transfer credit may be awarded on a case-by-case basis for college-level courses in which a “C” (2.0) or better was earned at institutions outside the U.S. or at non-accredited U.S. institutions; individual departments/schools conduct the internal review of such courses within EMU, and additional documentation may be required. Please note: EMU awards only credit for transferred courses; grades are not used in the calculation of an EMU GPA.
- Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in courses taken at EMU in order to graduate. In addition, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 must be reached in each major and minor. Only courses taken at EMU and those applied to a student’s major or minor will be used in the calculation of their major and minor cumulative GPAs. (Note: some programs may require a higher GPA - check with your program advisor.)
General Education Requirements EMU’s General Education Program requires students to choose from a menu of approved courses in several different areas; do not assume that other courses in the same department or with similar names will fulfill these requirements. A detailed description of General Education requirements is available in the General Education section of the catalog.
Students who transferred to EMU may have modified general education requirements based on Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) or articulation agreements; consult your academic advisor for additional information.