The undergraduate concentration in Apparel, Merchandising and Design is designed to promote and enhance the development of knowledge and skills requisite for continuing personal and professional development throughout the life cycle. The program enables students to develop competencies in the ecological, socio-psychological, and economic aspects of apparel and interior design, production, distribution, and consumption.
The concentration is organized to provide a general understanding of textiles, clothing, fashion and related areas, while offering diversification through concentrations in either Fashion Merchandising or Fashion Design. As designed, the programs provide unique opportunities and experiences to assist students in becoming creative, efficient and contributing members of society and of the Family and Consumer Sciences profession. The curriculum offers the training necessary to meet the demands of the apparel and home furnishings industries, as well as retailing establishments associated with these industries. Students are prepared for jobs in apparel design, production, merchandising, and associated public relations jobs.