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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

  • Faculty member Jiyeon Kim demonstrates some of the features of, an application used to build e-commerce web sites.

    Retailing Degree: Learn More

    Specialize in retail management or fashion merchandising and digital innovation

Areas of Study


Market the latest designer trends. Launch your own online store. Create innovative customer experiences. University of South Carolina retailing students are empowered with the knowledge, industry connections, technology and professional development to pursue their careers to the fullest.

From e-commerce to fashion merchandising and digital innovations to customer relationship and store management, the University of South Carolina’s Department of Retailing is preparing the next generation of leaders in an exciting and evolving industry. 

Degree Programs

The Bachelor of Science in Retailing 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 our classes go 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.

New Technology

E-commerce is transforming the marketplace, and we’re 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.

Retail Partnerships

Retailing students work at a computer using WiX new technololgy to understand the online world or retailing.

UofSC’s Department of Retailing is highly motivated about learning new technology and understanding the online world as part of any future career.. 

— Ohad Bolotin, Head of Academic Partnerships

"The University of South Carolina is one of the top ten supply chain universities in the country and has one of the largest retailing programs in the nation. As part of JDA’s University Gifting Program, the university can provide hands-on experience and real-world training to the next generation of retail management professionals"

— Wayland Fox
     JDA Software, Senior Director of Product Management


Career Success


Every retailing major graduates with at least two career-related work experiences on their resume. 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 Under Armour, Ralph Lauren, Belk, Amazon, Target, Zappos and more.

Our alumni work all around the world in every sector of retail, in big-name companies and businesses they started from scratch. Here are just a few examples of the high-growth career paths for retailing alumni: 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. 

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.