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From e-commerce to fashion merchandising to customer relationship and store management, the University of South Carolina’s Department of Retailing is preparing the next generation of leaders in an exciting and evolving industry. Together we’re advancing customer experiences, sales and service economies around the world.

What to Expect

Market the latest designer trends. Launch your own online store. Create innovative customer experiences. University of South Carolina retailing students are empowered with the knowledge, industry connections, technology and professional development to pursue their careers to the fullest.

Every retailing major graduates with at least two career-related work experiences on their resume. The college provides dedicated internship directors, experienced faculty members and a corporate engagement office to help students get the most out of opportunities to work with companies like Under Armour, Ralph Lauren, Belk, Amazon, Target and Zappos. Our alumni work all around the world in every sector of retail, in big-name companies and businesses they started from scratch.


Undergraduate Degree

B  B.S. in Retailing

The Department of Retailing is in the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management. The program focuses on a strong business and liberal arts core and emphasizes team building, communication, intelligent decision-making and collaborative problem-solving.

Typical courses in the retailing major include:

  • Functional Accounting I and II
  • Principles of Retailing
  • Personnel Organization and Supervision
  • Retail Buying
  • Retail Promotion
  • Multinational Retailing
  • Business Law
  • Computer Applications in Business
  • Business Communications
  • Principles of Marketing

Contact Collin Crick at or 803-777-6608 for more information.

Apply for Undergraduate Admission

Our Office of Undergraduate Admissions provides the most current information on the application process so you can check the requirements based on your current status and find university scholarships.