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School of Business and Technology

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 20464      HEGIS 0509

The Home Products Development major offers students a thorough understanding of the relationship between fashion and business in the home products industries. Students master the components of the product development process, teamwork, communication skills, and interaction with the industry, all of which prepare them to become successful product developers, marketers, and merchandisers.

Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREAHP 313 - Manufacturing and Marketing of Home Products Hard Lines I3
HP 315 - Textile Applications: Home Products2.5
RELATED AREAMG 306 - Information Systems: Case Analysis2
LIBERAL ARTSHA 345 - History of Industrial Design3
EN 321 - Strategies of Business Communication3
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see Foreign Language* G83
Semester 6
MAJOR AREAHP 314 - Manufacturing and Marketing of Home Products Hard Lines II3
HP 322 - Home Products Brand Management3
LIBERAL ARTSSS 242 - Microeconomics3
choice - see Foreign Language*3
choice - see Science or Mathematics*3-3.5
Semester 7
MAJOR AREAHP 421 - Strategic Product Management3
HP 491 - Home Products Design and Development Process3
RELATED AREAchoice see Related Area alternative**2.5-3
LIBERAL ARTSSS 443 - International Economics3
choice - see Science or Mathematics*3-3.5
choice - see Speech*3
Semester 8
MAJOR AREAHP 492 - Home Products Senior Project2
HP 432 - Home Products Analytical Strategies3
RELATED AREAPK 301 - Packaging Design for Home Products2
LIBERAL ARTSPL 431 - Philosophy: Ethics3
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see American History* G103
choice - see Other World Civilizations* G93
 Total Credits: 65-66.5

*Fall 2014 Requirements:  See below.

FIT's Gen Ed courses are organized along the following categories: G1 Basic Communication; G2 Mathematics; G3 Natural Sciences; G4 Social Sciences; G5 Western Civilization; G6 The Arts; G7 Humanities; G8 Foreign Language; G9 Other World Civilizations; G10 American History. 

American History: 3 credits
CHOICE of EN 271 or 272, or LA 221 or 392, or any course that meets General Education American History requirement (G10).

Foreign Language: 6 credits
Two semesters of the same foreign language, one of which must meet G8.

Mathematics: 3-3.5 credits
CHOICE of MA 142222, 311, or 331. Arithmetic proficiency must be completed prior to enrolling in MA 142 or 222. Algebra proficiency must be completed prior to enrolling in MA 311 or 331.

Other World Civilizations: 3 credits
CHOICE of HA 221, 223, 224, 225, or 226, or PL 143, SS 353, 354, 355, 356, or 374 (any one of these meets G9).

Science: 3 credits
CHOICE of SC 253 or 331.

Speech: 3 credits
CHOICE of EN 241, 242, 244, or 342, or a liberal arts elective may be substituted if an equivalent speech course has been taken previously.

**Related Area Alternative: 2.5-3 credits
CHOICE of BE 261, CM 425, IN 301 or 312, or TT 055/455.

NOTE: TS 111, TS 115122, or 132 must be completed prior to the fifth semester. Business and Technology BS bridge course condition: SS 141 Macroeconomics (this course is the prerequisite for SS 242 Microeconomics at the bachelor degree level).