International Year One in Design, Apparel and Merchandising Management

INTO Oregon State University, United States
International Year One in Design, Apparel and Merchandising Management
Next enrollment cycle December 2023 See all cycles
Total Cost KES 5,614,010
Course Accredited By NA
1 Years On Campus Undergraduate Pathway Programme

International Year One allows students to begin earning credits toward their degree even if they don’t meet the academic and English requirements for direct entry.
International Year One in Design, Apparel and Merchandising Management will prepare students to enter their next term of a bachelor's degree program at Oregon State University.

  • Students who choose Design and Innovation Management will pick one of three options available under the major: apparel design, interior design and design management.
  • This field offers a wide variety of career opportunities with retailers, manufacturers, marketing research firms and product information services.
  • Students can choose from three- to four-term Pathway programs.
  • Students are fully admitted to OSU provided successful completion of conditional admission criteria at the end of the Pathway and submission of all required admission credentials.
  • A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university.
  • Students are guaranteed progression to an undergraduate degree program through a curriculum consisting of credit-earning courses.
  • Students will benefit from fully integrated classes with both domestic and other international students on campus while learning from highly trained university instructors and tutors.


  • Start dates: March, June, September and December
  • Program length: 3 Terms


  • Start dates: March, June, September and December
  • Program length: 4 Terms

Enrollment Cycles

  • December 2023
  • March 2024
  • June 2024
  • September 2024

Entry Requirements

  • Standard
  • Comprehensive
  • 180 credit hour program
  • 44 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 136 credit hours remaining toward degree

Term 1

  • ALS 150 Academic Reading/Writing 3 Credits
  • ALS 151 Academic Listening/Speaking 3 Credits
  • BA 160 B-Engaged 3 Credits
  • GEOG 106 Geography of the Western World 3 Credits
  • MTH Math Course - Variable Level 4 Credits
  • Total 16 Credits

Term 2

  • ALS 162 Advanced Academic Writing/INT'L 3 Credits
  • COMM 111 Public Speaking 3 Credits
  • BA 161 Awareness to Action 3 Credits
  • ALS 181 Awareness to Action Bridge 2 Credits
  • ART 101 Introduction to Visual Arts 3 Credits
  • Total 14 Credits

Term 3

  • WR 121 English Composition 3 Credits
  • BA 162 Innovation Nation: Ideas to Reality 3 Credits
  • DSGN 121 Computer-Aided Design 3 Credits
  • HHS 231 Lifetime Fitness for Health 2 Credits
  • ALS 181 Lifetime Fitness for Health Bridge 2 Credits
  • PAC Physical Activity Class 1 Credits
  • Total 14 Credits

Term 4 (Optional)

  • Total 0 Credits

Notes * These courses are generally delivered through the INTO Center and are for Pathway students only.

  • All International Year One programs have an advanced version with fewer language and study skills classes for students with higher levels of English on entry.

Term 4 (Optional)

  • During the fourth term students can complete additional classes to ensure that they are well prepared for their second year at OSU and on track to complete in 4 years

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