Andrea Eklund, MA
The Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising Program is designed to help you gain the knowledge you need to recognize industry trends, analyze market and consumer behavior, and evaluate retail needs in the diverse, fast-paced, and ever changing fashion industry. Students will build a well rounded base knowledge about textile and apparel products, merchandising strategies, product development, production processes, trends, consumers and sustainability. Field experiences allow students to network with industry professionals and study abroad opportunities are highly encouraged. Students gain additional hands-on professional experience during summer internships. Quarterly meetings with the faculty advisor assures the student is academically on track to achieve their professional goals.
To be admitted to a major or minor in the Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising Program, students must meet the admission requirements for majors and minors in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.