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Applied Humanities: Fashion Studies Emphasis

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Applied Humanities: Fashion Studies Emphasis

Bachelor of Arts

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The BA in Applied Humanities provides students interested in fields such as business, fashion, public health, and design -- all among the most dynamic careers in the world today, and marked by sustained high job availability according to the World Economic Forum's Global Challenge Insight Report -- with a transdisciplinary education combining professional skills in these areas with the cognitive, creative, international, interpersonal, and intercultural skills taught in the humanities, skills that offer a vital edge in these and other rapidly changing professions. Students will also study and practice the variety of organizational, collaborative, and leadership skills that are most often used in administrative contexts, including the development of mission/vision/outreach plans, commercial sponsorships, customer and project management, and public speaking.

Major Details

College: College of Humanities
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Math Required:


    The M-strand is for students who require mathematical facility at the level of at least MATH 110 (Collegiate Algebra). This strand involves reasonable facility with algebra and algebraic functions, graphs, and simple modeling. Students who choose the M-strand are prepared for further mathematical work. This work may include LING 178 (The Mathematics of Language and Linguistics), MATH 114 (Finite Mathematics), MATH 113 (Elements of Calculus), or a statistics class from outside the Mathematics Department, such as ISTA 116 (Statistical Foundations for the Information Age) or SBS 200 (Statistics for the Social Sciences).
Second Language Required:

4 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion of a two-course sequence beyond the second semester of post-secondary language instruction.
  • Completion with a C or higher of a 300- or 400-level language course at the post-secondary level.
  • Completion of one course beyond the third semester in combination with an AP (Advanced Placement) score, IB (International Baccalaureate) score or a CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) score determined by the individual language department.
  • An AP, IB, or CLEP language score determined by individual language departments.
  • A minimum of one semester study abroad in a language program approved by the appropriate language department as the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level.
4 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
ENGL 101 - First Year Composition 3
First Semester Second Language 4
Tier I General Education 3
General Elective 3
2nd Semester
ENGL 102 - First Year Composition 3
Second Semester Second Language 4
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
PAH 200 - Introduction to Applied Humanities 3
3rd Semester
Major Core Foundation Course 3
RCSC 204 - Fashion, Consumers & the Economy 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Third Semester Second Language 4
4th Semester
PAH 372 - Intercultural Competence: Culture, Identity, Adaptation & Intercultural Relations 3
FCSC 215 - Introduction to Fashion Retailing 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
Fourth Semester Second Language 4
5th Semester
PAH 456 - Humanities & the Global Creative Economy 3
FCSC 333 - Fashion Promotion 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
Minor Course 3
6th Semester
Applied Humanities Internship 3
FSCS 335 - Fashion Forecasting & Research Trends 3
Minor Course 3
Minor Course 3
General Elective 3
7th Semester
Applied Humanities Elective 3
FSCS 345 - Science of Textiles 3
Upper Division Minor Course 3
Upper Division Minor Course 3
General Elective 2
8th Semester
PAH 498 - Senior Capstone 3
FCSC 435 - Society, Culture & Fashion Relationships 3
Upper Division Minor Course 3
General Elective 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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