AMPD Minor Program


A Fine Line Between Fashion and Business

Apparel merchandising and product development (AMPD) is proud to offer a dynamic minor for undergraduates who are eager to make their mark in the competitive apparel industry. Open to all non-AMPD majors across BGSU, this niche program is your gateway to a challenging, satisfying and in-demand career in the fashion industry.

Why choose to minor in AMPD?     

  • Regardless of major – art, marketing, interior design, theatre, tourism, business – the AMPD minor offers specialty skills and value-added career options
  • Apparel-specific computer-aided design software 
  • Fashion trend reports
  • Merchandising strategies, product knowledge and textiles
  • Collaborative learning environment
  • Introduces students to a national and international network of retailers
  • Exposure to fashion destinations
  • Ohio is ranked in the Top 10 retail states by total impact, resulting in employment opportunities


Required Minor Courses: (15 total credits) 

AMPD 1510: Apparel & Textile Industry
AMPD 2510: Fundamentals of Apparel
AMPD 2810: Textiles for Apparel
AMPD 3510: Fashion Forecasting
AMPD 4510: Global Sourcing and Trade

Electives: Choose two of the following courses: (6 total credits)

AMPD 2020: Merchandising Math
AMPD 2400: Computers for Apparel
AMPD 3130: Technical Design
AMPD 3600: Omni-Channel Retailing
AMPD 4020: Merchandising Soft Goods

To declare a minor, request a MINOR REQUEST FORM from your College advising office.

Updated: 06/24/2019 09:54AM