Retailing


Your Future In Retailing

Are you interested in being part of the vibrant, global retail industry? Do you want a career with international opportunities in retail such as retail business analyst, omnichannel manager or buyer? A Bachelor of Science degree in Retailing from the University of North Texas might be a good fit for you.

Our retail degree fills a critical need to bridge all channels of the consumerís retail journey ó from traditional stores to digital retailing ó while integrating the consumer experience. Retailing encompasses developing, analyzing and evaluating retail business strategies; working in management; and buying merchandise for the omnichannel environment. A bachelorís degree can help prepare you for many exciting positions including:

  • Analyst
  • Buyer
  • Human resources professional
  • Management professional
  • Merchandise manager
  • Omnichannel manager

Graduates work for companies such as Neiman Marcus, J.C. Penney, The Home Depot, Target, GAP, Fossil, Pier 1, Anthropologie, Nordstrom, The Container Store and Kohlís, to name a few.

What we offer

Our B.S. in Retailing prepares students to be:

  • Analytical and creative problem solvers
  • A valued part of a team
  • Cross-functional, resourceful and collaborative
  • Effective communicators with diverse groups both locally and internationally
  • Fluent in the languages of retailing, merchandising, consumer experience and technology

Internships

One of our programís key features is a required internship to help launch your career upon graduation. Our students intern at corporate, regional or store levels at companies throughout the United States and beyond.

Industry Networking

The Annual Consumer Experience Symposium and Executive + Scholar lecture series bring national and international executive-level speakers from major companies to campus several times a year. You can network with these industry thought leaders and gain insight into the retail industry. Annual events such as the Career Expo give you the experience and opportunity to network with company recruiters for potential internships and careers after graduation.

Study Tours

Our study tours are organized to broaden your perspectives of the global retail industry and supply chain. We offer U.S. study tours to New York, Dallas and Silicon Valley, as well as international study tours to China and Europe that include the global retail centers of Hong Kong, Beijing, Paris and London.

Research Center

The Global Digital Retailing Research Center hosts educational events and offers competitive industry-financed grants for student research.

Industry Connections

UNTís Merchandising and Retailing programs are highly respected and recognized by the National Retail Federation, the worldís largest retail trade association. A degree in Retailing leverages this industry recognition.

Industry-Affiliated Student Organization

We sponsor a student chapter of the National Retail Federation that helps students establish industry contacts and enhance their professional development. Students are eligible to apply for faculty-sponsored trips to industry professional meetings.

Scholarships

Retailing majors are encouraged to apply for scholarships, many of which are industry funded, in the College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism. Scholarships are available to new students who have been accepted at UNT and to continuing students.

What to expect

As a Retailing major, you will take courses in retail principles, profit-centered merchandising, brand development, profit-centered retailing, omnichannel retail strategy, consumer engagement in digital channels, accounting, human resources, global sourcing, leadership and other topics.

How to enroll at UNT

High school students

Detailed information on recognized high school graduation programs and SAT/ACT requirements is available online.

In your senior year, apply for admission at applytexas.org by the March 1 priority date and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office. Do you live out of state? For your convenience, you can apply through the Common Application.

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT.

Transfer students

If you’re attending a Texas community college, you should consult our online transfer guides, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor to review your degree plan. Proper planning will allow you to receive the maximum amount of transfer credits. Learn more about transferring to UNT.

Our Transfer Center will help you make a successful transition to college life at UNT by connecting you with a peer mentor and other campus resources.