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Fashion: Textiles and Clothing in Business

Read about how UCM students designed, manufactured and sold unique ties and scarves.


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 experience using software, laboratory settings and Internships. 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.

UCM’s Fashion and Apparel Merchandising program is nationally accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and is listed in the top 15 fashion marketing schools by


Contact us for more information!
Program Coordinator:
Dr. Lynn Alkire
Campus: 660-543-4202
Fax: 660-543-4578
Fashion Faculty:
Melissa Abner
Erica Spurgeon


Fashion and Apparel Merchandising program outcomes may be found here.





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