The University of South Carolina’s retail degree is preparing the next generation of retail management and fashion merchandising leaders in an exciting and evolving industry. Market the latest designer trends. Break sales records. Launch an online store. Create innovative customer experiences.
The Bachelor of Science in Retailing degree offers areas of emphasis in:
- Retail Management
- Fashion Merchandising and Digital Innovations
Learn from Experience
Teaching becomes powerful when students can see lessons come to life through real-world experience. That's why UofSC's retail degree goes beyond the classroom with behind-the-scenes field trips, exclusive work opportunities, customized study abroad courses and opportunities to attend national industry conferences and the biggest events in fashion.
E-commerce is transforming the marketplace, and the retailing degree program is partnering with industry leaders to co-create timely, relevant courses that are in lockstep with in-demand skills employers want. Students gain hands-on training with the latest software solutions for online sales, logistics, customer relationship management, social media marketing and more, such as Adobe, Blue Yonder®, salesforce®, KEYHOLE®, and WiX.com.
The college provides dedicated internship directors, experienced faculty and a corporate engagement office to help students get the most out of opportunities to work with companies like Apple, Under Armour, Ralph Lauren, Belk, Amazon, Target, Zappos and more.
Here are just a few examples of the high-growth retail careers and fashion merchandising careers: Apparel manufacturer, buyer, consumer analyst, corporate trainer, customer relationship manager, digital merchandiser, e-commerce manager, fashion editor, financial planner, logistics manager, loss prevention specialist, marketing manager, merchandiser, omnichannel strategist, product designer, retail manager, retail planner, sales manager, store owner, stylist, supply chain manager, trend forecaster, visual merchandiser, and wholesaler.