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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. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2018. 

Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREAHP 313 - Manufacturing and Marketing of Home Products Hard Lines I3
HP 315 - Textile Applications: Home Products2.5
RELATED AREAchoice - Related Area Alternative**1.5 - 3
LIBERAL ARTSEN 321 - Strategies of Business Communication3
HA 345 - History of Industrial Design (G7)3
choice - Liberal Arts elective*3
Semester 6
MAJOR AREAHP 314 - Manufacturing and Marketing of Home Products Hard Lines II3
HP 322 - Home Products Brand Management3
LIBERAL ARTSSS 242 - Microeconomics (G4)3
choice - Liberal Arts elective*3
choice - Liberal Arts elective*3
Semester 7
MAJOR AREAHP 421 - Strategic Product Management3
HP 491 - Home Products Design and Development Process3
RELATED AREACM 401 - Environmental Fragrances for Non-CFM Majors2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - Liberal Arts elective*3
choice - Liberal Arts elective*3
choice - Liberal Arts elective*3
Semester 8
MAJOR AREAHP 432 - Home Products Analytical Strategies3
HP 492 - Home Products Senior Project2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - Liberal Arts elective*3
choice - Liberal Arts elective*3
choice - Liberal Arts elective*3
 Total Credits: 62-63.5

Fall 2018 Requirements:  see below

Liberal Arts: 9 credits
EN 321 Strategies of Business Communication (3 cr.)HA 345 History of Industrial Design (3 cr.) – meets SUNY (G7), and SS 242 Microeconomics (3 cr.) – meets General Education Social Sciences requirement (G4). The prerequisite of SS 141 Macroeconomics must be taken prior to registering for SS 242

* Liberal Arts Electives: 27 credits
See General Education for details: At least 2 different liberal arts courses from 2 different areas required in AAS or BS:  G5-Western Civilization, G6-Arts, G8-Foreign Language, G9-Other World Civilizations, G10-American History. Select Liberal Arts courses from the following subject areas:  CH (Chinese), EN (English), FI (Film & Media) - any FI course other than FI 261, 361, 362, 461, and 462FR (French), HA (History of Art),  HE (Health Education) 201, 301,  HI (History), IT (Italian), JA (Japanese), LA (Liberal Arts), MA (Mathematics), MC (Modern Languages & Cultures), MU (Music), PE (Physical Education & Dance) 215, 216, 217, PL (Philosophy), SC (Science), SP (Spanish), and SS (Social Sciences). See Liberal Arts Courses.

**Related Area Alternative: 1.5-3 credits
CHOICE of any of the following:
BE 261 Starting a Small Business (3 cr.), CM 425 Environmental Fragrancing (3 cr.), IN 301 Global Sourcing in Home Furnishings (3 cr.), IN 312 International Trade (3 cr.), PK 301 Packaging Design for Home Products, TD 141 Nature Studies (1.5 cr.), TD 224 Computer-Aided Print Design (1.5 cr.), or TT 455 Total Quality Management for Textile Products (1 cr.)/TT 055 Total Quality Management for Textile Products Laboratory (1.5 cr.)

NOTE: Students must have taken the following courses prior to entering the program: 1) A fundamentals of textiles course. If not taken, then either TS 111, or TS 115TS 015, or TS 122, or TS 132 will satisfy this requirement; and 2) SS 141.

If you are a high school student

You may not apply directly to the bachelor's degree program. High school students should apply to a two-year Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree program and after completing that degree apply to the two-year bachelor's program. 

If you have an AAS from FIT

You may apply to the bachelor's degree program. Depending on your major, you may have to take certain prerequisite or equivalent courses before you apply. See a Home Products faculty advisor for information.

If you have credits or a degree from another college 

You may apply to the two-year Home Products Development BS program as a transfer student if you meet one of the following criteria by the time you enroll at FIT:

  • you will have an associates from a regionally accredited college in a program that is equivalent to any FIT AAS program or in liberal arts. Certain prerequisite or equivalent courses must have been completed before you apply.
  • you will have earned at least 60 credits toward a bachelor's degree in an equivalent or related program at a regionally accredited college.

Please note that FIT AAS students receive priority admissions consideration.

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