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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 with a focus on business and marketing. The curriculum includes a theoretical foundation as well as hands-on experiences, including laboratories, internships, and projects using modern software. We offer a major that incorporates a minor in either Marketing or Business Administration and also offer a minor in Fashion and Apparel Merchandising.

A Fashion and Apparel Merchandising degree prepares students for a broad range of careers within different areas of the fashion industry. For some examples, see our internship and alumni pages. Make sure to check out our blog and other social media to see student activities and campus involvement.


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.

Click HERE for FCS Unit information.


Melissa Abner
Assistant Professor
Grinstead 215
Tel: (660) 543-8724


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