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.

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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.

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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.

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Field Experience Component of CFS 600 Professional Development

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Graduation Application Procedures

The graduation application is online; go to http://www.sfsu.edu/~admisrec/reg/ga.htm to first take the university exit survey. You will then be directed to the application.

  • Typed applications are appreciated.
  • Start early to get your advisor’s signature.
  • Adhere to the department deadline.
  • You are responsible for maintaining your advising folder and accurately preparing your graduation application.

I. Folder: Pick up your folder in the CFS/D Dept office (BH 329) to take to your advising appointment. Then return your folder to the Dept office (do not remove your folder from the dept.). At the time of graduation application, your folder should contain:

  1. Current SFSU unofficial transcript  
  2. Current DARS; and ASE if applicable
  3. Transcripts (unofficial) from all colleges attended if not listed on DARS
  4. Change of major form, if applicable
  5. Undergraduate Datasheet with current address and phone number
  6. Graduation Plan, dated and signed by student and advisor
  7. Check sheet (requirements) for the year you entered the program

II. Graduation Application:

  1. Check May or August graduation on the application. You must have earned at least 100 units to apply for graduation. 
  2. List all courses you are taking (In Progress) and Incompletes on p.1.
  3. List all Major courses (pre-reqs, core, emphasis, and electives) on p.2, those completed and in progress. (Do not list more courses than required)
  4. List courses on the application in exact order of the check sheet in your folder, not the order you took them. (email cfsd@sfsu.edu to receive a scan of your check sheet)
  5. List prerequisites on the application (except for dietetics) even though the university says not to.
  6. List substituted course on the application, not the one required at SFSU.
  7. Highlight or mark all transferred courses and prerequisites on DARS and/or transcripts.
  8. Do not highlight all major courses on DARS or transcripts.
  9. Be sure your advisor signs for all substituted courses on the check sheet with course, grade, semester/year and institution.
  10. Indicate the degree as follows (not initials):
    • B.S. in apparel, design & merchandising
    • B.S. in dietetics
    • B.A. in family and consumer sciences
    • B.S. in interior design
  11. Procure advisor’s signature and date.
  12. Sign the application yourself.
  13. Submit application to the Dept office along with your advising folder by Dept deadline.
  14. Allow at least two working days for the Dept chair’s signature.
  15. Complete the CFS/D program exit survey for your major.
  16. Pick up application when the CFS/D staff calls you.
  17. Submit application to SSB and pay fee by deadline.
  18. Students who apply for graduation will receive a letter from the Dept chair regarding our celebration which will be the morning of the May University Commencement (check www.sfsu.edu for date).

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