Associate in Science Degree Merchandising


This curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in merchandising and retailing, learning the necessary techniques to display and sell merchandise, satisfy customers and enhance business profitability.

To earn an Associate Degree students must complete:

  1. all major course requirements with a grade of C or better
  2. Cypress College Native General Education requirements; California State University General Education Breadth requirements (CSU GE Breadth) or IGETC General Education requirements
  3. the cultural diversity and reading requirement
  4. any elective courses to complete a minimum of 60 units, and
  5. have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

At least 50% of all major course work must be completed at Cypress College. Courses that fulfill major requirements for an Associate Degree at Cypress College might not be the same as those required for completing the major at a transfer institution offering a Baccalaureate Degree. For information on specific university requirements, please consult with your counselor, or visit the Transfer Center.

Required Courses Are Listed in Suggested Sequence (21 units):
MGT 161 CIntroduction to Business3
MKT 210 CConsumer Behavior3
MKT 103 CPrinciples of Advertising3
MKT 208 CPrinciples of Selling3
MKT 222 CPrinciples of Marketing3
MKT 105 CPrinciples of Retailing3
MGT 266 CHuman Relations in Business3
Additional Recommended Course WOrk (not required):
Business Mathematics3
Small Business Management3
Social Responsibility of Bus.3
Total Units21