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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising Minor

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The minor in apparel, textiles and merchandising is designed for those students wanting some expertise in the apparel industry to strengthen their majors in business, marketing, communication, advertising, graphic design, theatre arts, event planning, accounting, retail management, etc. Students are exposed to various aspects of merchandising, trend analysis, textiles, buying, sustainability, and fashion event planning. Completing the minor will contribute to future career competitiveness and broaden opportunities.

Admission Requirements
To be admitted to a minor in apparel, textiles and merchandising, a student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.3 (or be a first-year or transfer).

Graduation Requirements
A minimum grade of C- must be earned in each course counted toward fulfilling minor requirements.

Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to: 

  • roles and functions of various industry sectors;
  • needs and wants of consumers and how applied to product lines;
  • product quality, serviceability, and regulatory compliance standards;
  • use industry terminology appropriately;
  • understand and apply knowledge about the role of dress as it reflects and shapes intra- and inter-cultural interactions;
  • evaluate issues of social responsibility, professional behavior, and ethics related to decision making;
  • evaluate issues of environmental sustainability and impact of industry; and
  • demonstrate critical and creative thinking skills including diverse perspectives.

Total Credits: 21

College and Department Information

Apparel, Textiles, and Merchandising Program  
College of Education and Professional Studies  

Program Codes

Online Availability
The program does not have a designated online only option.

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