Undergraduate Degrees

Apparel Design & Merchandising

The B.S. in Apparel Design and Merchandising prepares students for a career in the fashion industry including apparel design, manufacturing, promotion, and retail companies. Two emphases are offered, "Apparel Design" and "Fashion Merchandising." A common core of classes enables students to develop a consumer and socially conscious approach to the industry and a basic knowledge of the field including career opportunities, terminology, and professional practices as applied to the industry. The following link will take you to the ADM course requirements:

Pre-ADM designation

The Pre-ADM designation is available for freshmen and sophomores who are interested in the ADM major. This designation does not guarantee acceptance to the major, but shows a student's interest in applying for it. Department faculty will hold group advising session each year in November for Pre-majors to discuss requirements, criteria used to evaluate applications, and how and when to apply for the major. An email will be sent to Pre-majors prior to the advising sessions with time and location details.

Students may change their major or unclassified designation to a Pre-major by completing a Change of Major form and submitting it to the Department Chair in BH 329.

ADM is impacted

ADM is an impacted program which means there are more applications than capacity. Transfer student applications for admission to the ADM major are accepted by the University's Office of Undergraduate Admissions (www.csumentor.edu) only during the application filing periord of October 1 to November 30 (for admission the following Fall semester). No late applications are considered by Admissions. We do not accept students into the impacted programs for Spring semesters. Both new transfer and on-campus students wishing to change majors are required to submit an additional departmental application which is evaluated by faculty for admission to the program. The following link will take you to the ADM Supplemental application.

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Dietetics

The B.S. in Dietetics is an accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) and meets the Eligibility Requirements and Accreditation Standards of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutritional Education of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The program prepares students for careers in clinical dietetics, foodservice systems management, and nutrition education in hospitals, industry, or government agencies. Most positions require an R.D. (Registered Dietitian) certification. The following link will take you to the DFM course requirements:

Pre-DFM designation

The Pre-DFM designation is available for freshmen and sophomores who are interested in the DFM major. This designation does not guarantee acceptance to the major, but shows a student's interest in applying for it. Department faculty will hold group advising session each year in November for Pre-majors to discuss requirements, criteria used to evaluate applications, and how and when to apply for the major. An email will be sent to Pre-majors prior to the advising sessions with time and location details.

Students may change their major or unclassified designation to a Pre-major by completing a Change of Major form and submitting it to the Department Chair in BH 329.

DFM is impacted

DFM is an impacted program which means there are more applications than capacity. Transfer student applications for admission to the DFM major are accepted by the University's Office of Undergraduate Admissions (www.csumentor.edu) only during the application filing periord of October 1 to November 30 (for admission the following Fall semester). No late applications are considered by Admissions. We do not accept students into the impacted programs for Spring semesters. Both new transfer and on-campus students wishing to change majors are required to submit an additional departmental application which is evaluated by faculty for admission to the program. The following link will take you to the DFM Supplemental application.

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Family & Consumer Sciences

The B.A. in Family & Consumer Sciences enables a student to specialize in one of two emphases (Child and Family Sciences, Nutrition/Foodservice Systems Management) or to generalize in family and consumer sciences with the option of Single Subject Credential subject matter that prepares one for teaching in FCS secondary education programs. The common core of classes enables students to acquire an understanding of family relations/child growth and development, management dynamics, foods and nutrition, apparel design and merchandising, and interior design/housing as solutions to the physical, social, and psychological needs of individuals and families. Students pursuing this major, depending upon their areas of specialization, may complete field experiences in business, education, industry, government, or private agencies.

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Interior Design

The B.S. in Interior Design prepares students for a career in the interior design industry. Required classes include design elements and principles, history, materials and systems, contemporary design philosophies and sustainability, advanced design applications, computer applications, and portfolio development. Course work incorporates both theory and hands-on approaches to the study of interior design. The curriculum is designed to help students develop enhanced and well developed knowledge and skills in the field of interior design. The program focuses on residential and commercial design. Students earning a degree in Interior Design are eligible to sit for the National Council Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam two years after graduation if they have been employed full time in the field of interior design. Students may also sit for the IDEX California Exam immediately upon graduation. The following link will take you to the ID course requirements:

Pre-ID designation

The Pre-ID designation is available for freshmen and sophomores who are interested in the ID major. This designation does not guarantee acceptance to the major, but shows a student's interest in applying for it. Department faculty will hold group advising session each year in November for Pre-majors to discuss requirements, criteria used to evaluate applications, and how and when to apply for the major. An email will be sent to Pre-majors prior to the advising sessions with time and location details.

Students may change their major or unclassified designation to a Pre-major by completing a Change of Major form and submitting it to the Department Chair in BH 329.

ID is impacted

ID is an impacted program which means there are more applications than capacity. Transfer student applications for admission to the ID major are accepted by the University's Office of Undergraduate Admissions (www.csumentor.edu) only during the application filing periord of October 1 to November 30 (for admission the following Fall semester). No late applications are considered by Admissions. We do not accept students into the impacted programs for Spring semesters. Both new transfer and on-campus students wishing to change majors are required to submit an additional departmental application which is evaluated by faculty for admission to the program. The following link will take you to the ID Supplemental application.

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