Frequently Asked Questions
Apparel Marketing and Design
1. What is required to declare this major?
A minimum 2.0 GPA.
2. What possible careers can I do with this degree?
Store manager, district manager, regional manager
3. How long does it take to complete all the major courses?
Generally this program will take you around two years to complete if you’ve
finished all your GE courses. Because many classes are only offered once a year,
it can be difficult to get enrolled to the classes you need. Prompt registration and
proper planning will help you complete the program in a timely manner.
4. What classes do I need to graduate with a degree in APMD?
Please view the advising sheet for all classes required at www.csus.edu/facs
5. What classes should be taken first, after transferring to Sac State?
There are several classes that should be taken immediately:
INTD-20 Design or Art-20A or Beg. Drawing or Art-97 Beg.
Econ-1B or MKTG-101
FACS-134 or MKTG-101
6. Are there any classes that can be taken at a junior college? Which ones?
Many junior colleges offer courses equivalent to ECON-1B, STAT-1, FACS-31,
FACS-32, FACS-10, FACS-50, and ART-20A.
Please note: These courses will not always be recognized as FACS classes. Please
visit www.assist.org for specific information regarding a junior college.
7. How often should I meet with a major advisor?
You should meet with an advisor at least once a semester to ensure that you are
taking the right classes for your concentration. It is also a good idea to meet with
an advisor any time you have a special situation or problem regarding your
8. Can I take the prerequisite along with the related upper division course
No, the prerequisite for any class in this concentration needs to be taken before
the required class. A grade of C- or better is also required in that class in order to
9. What classes require prerequisites? What are the prerequisites?
FACS-31, INTD 20 or equivalent
ECON-1B or MKTG-101
FACS-32, or instructor permission
FACS-134 or MKTG-101
15-FACS units, and completion of Area A GE requirements
Upper division status, 2.5 GPA or above
10. When and how do I file for graduation?
Your graduation application must be turned in to the FACS department office no
later than 1 year prior to your graduation date. If you are planning to graduate in
the spring semester, your application is due May 1st, 1 year prior to that semester.
If you plan to graduate in the fall, your application is due by Nov. 1st, 1 year prior
to that semester. You can download the graduation petition on the dept. website at
any time. Generally there is a workshop every semester, to help assist you with
filing your application to ensure that it is correct. You will also need to pay the
graduation fee to Admission & Records after receiving approval from the
11. Can I minor in APMD?
Family and Consumer Sciences is not accepting minors at this time.
12. How to establish an Internship for apparel students?
1) At least one semester before taking an internship, the student needs to
tentatively determine what experience he or she would like to gain from an
2) A student may find his or her own placement, but must get an approval from
the department supervisor before he or she starts the intern program.
3) The internship has to be a formal intern program established by a corporation,
such as Macy’s or Nordstrom.
4) There is an internship packet available on the forms page of the FACS website
which includes the guidelines and paperwork.
13. Are all the courses offered in every semester?
No, most of our major courses, especially the upper division courses are only
offered once a year, either spring or fall. Make sure you meet with an advisor and
find out when the courses are offered.