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Fashion: Textiles and Clothing in Business

Fashion and Apparel Merchandising

The Fashion and Apparel Merchandising Bachelor of Science degree provides a well-rounded background in different aspects of the fashion industry. Our fashion program builds on your creativity while laying a foundation in business. The curriculum includes a theoretical foundation as well as hands-on experiences and projects, including labs, internships, field trips and guest speakers. We use digital tools for trend forecasting, product development, store planning/visual merchandising and branding to provide you with a profound learning experience. 

A Fashion and Apparel Merchandising degree prepares students for a broad range of careers within different areas of the fashion industry. Check out our social media @ucmfashionmerch on Instagram and Facebook to see more students and alumni.

Options for fashion include:

- Fashion: Textiles and Clothing in Business, B.S.
- Fashion Merchandising Minor
- Apparel and Textiles Merchandising Certificate
- Master’s in CTE Leadership with Fashion emphasis


Experienced Faculty

The faculty in the fashion program all have a unique combination of current industry experience and educational backgrounds. The low student-faculty ratio gives faculty the chance to build relationships and mentor students. Our faculty and students create a family who help each other succeed. 

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The fashion program is accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, which holds us accountable for high standards and updated curriculum.

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Melissa Abner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Grinstead 215
Tel: (660) 543-8724


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