Apparel Design and Merchandising

Major: Merchandise Concentration Requirements (SF State Bulletin: Degree Requirements)

Major: Design Concentration Requirements (SF State Bulletin: Degree Requirements)

Roadmap: Merchandise Concentration Requirements (SF State Bulletin: Roadmap)

Roadmap: Design Concentration Requirements (SF State Bulletin: Roadmap)

ADM Program Sheet (PDF)

ADM Program SRC Flyer (PDF)

Your major advisor answered a few questions to assist you with your first semester courses — see below.

General Information

What are some of the highlights and features to know about this major? With a concentration of Apparel Design or Apparel Merchandising within the Apparel Design and Merchandising [ADM] major, students are able to focus more specifically on their area of interest within the major.
When should I first meet with my major department? Once declared as ADM major, students should meet with their advisor each semester.
How will I be assigned to a major advisor and how do I contact them? Students [declared in ADM] are assigned alphabetically to a ADM advisor. Best method of contact is email and please contact at semester start to request and appointment and start your advising folder.
Where can I find information about major advising? On our website you will find the names and emails for all program advisors. 
Does this major require any pre-work from me before I attend orientation or register for classes? Students may register for courses without meeting with an advisor. But, we do have an advising process and ask that all upper-division/transfer students meet with an academic advisor to develop an advising folder that includes a semester by semester course plan. Freshman we ask to meet with our College Student Resource Center (SRC) for advising [ see bottom of page for more info ] as they are quite knowledgeable regarding program requirements.
What should I do if my major core and/or prequisite courses are full? If a course is full, we suggest the student attend first several days of the semester as drops and adds will occur.
Is there anything else I need to know about starting in this major? This degree has two concentrations: Apparel Design & Apparel Merchandising. The prerequisites and core classes are required by both and then there are particular courses for each concentration. See Major Requirements link at top of page.

Transfer Student Info

What upper division courses should I take in my first semester as a transfer student for this major? Please follow courses on the roadmap link above. 
Are there any prerequisites to these upper division courses for the major? Please see attached program sheet, all prerequisites of courses are listed.
Are there any registration blocks or holds in the system for this major, and if so, what do I do/who do I contact to clear them? Yes, prerequisites are enforced in the enrollment system. If course was taken at a school not listed on, student should meet with major advisor to clear.
Does this major have an approved Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) roadmap? No.

Freshmen Student Info

Are there any courses I should take first as a Freshman to get started in this major and/or are there any lower division GE course requirements that I can take that will also count toward this major? As [Apparel Design and Merchandising] is currently an impacted program, there [are] not Freshman in the courses, these students will will be Pre–Apparel Design & Merchandising. Please see attached program sheet [see above] for what they could enroll in to prepare.
Are there entry or prerequisite requirements for these Freshmen courses?

Not applicable.

Can any of my AP or IB tests count toward requirements in this major? Yes, for lower-division BIOL or CHEM courses.

College of Health & Social Sciences Student Resource Center (SRC)

Services provided for: undergraduate students with College of Health and Social Sciences majors, pre-majors and minors.

Services offered: Academic planning (GE, DARs, DPR and major), freshman transitioning support, impacted major consultation, academic probation advising, general life/support counseling, petition consultation, career prep and planning, major career exploration, graduation check (GE and graduation requirements), resume and cover letter help

Phone: (415) 405-3740
Location: HSS 254