Apparel Merchandising and Product Development

Why should I major in Apparel Merchandising and Product Development?

A degree in Apparel Merchandising and Product Development opens the door for a career in fashion merchandising, product development, brand management, quality assurance and general clothing and textiles. The Apparel Merchandising and Product Development faculty routinely schedule guest lecturers from the apparel and textile industries providing industry based projects and experiential opportunities to give students professional insight into today's career fields. These components supplement a dynamic academic program that includes coursework in science, social science and liberal arts.

What can I do with a degree in Apparel Merchandising and Product Development?

There are multiple career options for an Apparel Merchandising and Product Development graduate. Depending on the coursework completed and interests of the student, graduates can be employed in any facet of the fashion industry. 

  • Buying & Merchandising
  • Brand Management
  • Technical Design
  • Quality Assurance
  • Retail or Wholesale Manager

What does an Apparel Merchandising and Product Development major study?

The course of study for Apparel Merchandising and Product Development majors offers flexibility for students to customize a degree plan that helps them meet their academic and professional goals.

Semester-by-Semester Degree Plan:

For degree plans prior to 2017-2018, please see the Apparel Merchandising and Product Development Degree Archives.

How can an Apparel Merchandising and Product Development student be involved?

The School of Human Environmental Sciences and the University offer a variety of outlets for students to gain professional development experiences.

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Quick Facts

Department:
School of Human Environmental Sciences

Average Starting Salary:
$34,000

Graduate School & Employment Placement Rate:
89%

Internship Required:
Yes

Commonly Paired Minors:
Management, Supply Chain, International Business, Enterprise Resource Planning, Accounting, World Language, Journalism, Theatre


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