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 in the Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising Program, a student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.3 (or be a freshman or transfer). A minimum grade of C- must be earned in each course counted toward fulfilling major requirements.