by Maria Halkias
You love to shop. Well, guess what? Now you can major in it.
The University of North Texas will be offering a new bachelor of science degree in retailing, reflecting the rapid changes in one of the oldest forms of commerce.
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved the degree last year, and students can declare the major starting this fall.
Several universities offer merchandising degrees and certificates in retail programs, but UNT said its degree is the first in the U.S. to include the three main components of retailing: merchandising, digital and operations.