Apparel Merchandising

What it's all about

Apparel merchandising encompasses apparel and softgoods retailing and manufacturing processes in a global marketplace. Retail buying, trend analysis, forecasting, textile science, visual display and promotion are a part of the field as well.

In this major, students develop professional skills such as communication, analytical thinking, teamwork and ethical behavior. These skills empower graduates as they apply management and marketing theory and business principles to the global fashion industry.

You might take classes such as:

• Fashion Illustration
• Costume History and Design
• Visual Merchandising and Promotion

Graduates of this major go on to:

• works as buyers for stores
• work as stylists
• become production managers.