Family and Consumer Sciences

Fashion Merchandising

The fashion merchandising program focuses on preparing students for the ever-changing retail industry as well as manufacturing, distribution, and other related fashion areas. Study includes courses in dimensions of clothing, textiles, clothing construction (including the use of CAD), evolution of costume, visual merchandising, fashion product analysis, designers and forecasting, fashion buying and merchandising, apparel manufacturing and wholesaling, international apparel markets and fashion promotion. Students selecting Fashion Merchandising complete the FCS common core and a marketing minor.