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Fashion Merchandising & Design Program of Study


The curriculum of the fashion merchandising and design program offers students exposure to every aspect of the fashion industry, from concept to consumer. Students are challenged to strengthen their talents, expand their knowledge, and apply what they learn for personal and professional success. Students choose between a concentration in merchandising or design, depending on their abilities, interests and career aspirations.

Merchandising Concentration
Students choosing to major in fashion merchandising and design with a merchandising concentration must complete 40 hours of core curriculum courses and an additional 14 hours of merchandising specific courses. A minor in business is strongly recommended.

Design Concentration
Students choosing to major in fashion merchandising and design with a design concentration must complete 40 hours of core curriculum courses and an additional 21 hours of design courses.

Minor in Merchandising
To earn a minor in merchandising, students must complete 21 hours of merchandising courses.

Minor in Fashion Design
To earn a minor in fashion design, students must complete 21 hours of design courses.

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Curriculum requirements and course descriptions are subject to changes with each catalogue.



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Diane Ellis
Fashion Program Coordinator
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