Students will initially be admitted to the Pre-Fashion Merchandising major (125.99) until they complete COMM 1310; FM 1330; and MATH 1315 or 1319 with a grade of "C" or better and earn a Texas State GPA of 2.25 or higher. When the student has met these requirements, they may apply for admission to the Fashion Merchandising Program (125.00). Students will not be able to register for upper division FM courses without being an FM major.
Fashion Merchandising graduates are prepared for a variety of careers in fashion marketing and sales, retail management, buying and promotions. Students have the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience through computer-based assignments, field trips, speakers, internships, and travel study. Majors are required to complete a business administration minor to enhance their preparation for the fashion industry. Fashion Merchandising majors benefit from a variety of resources. The program faculty members have substantial academic and professional work experience in retailing; and the program receives strong industry support through the Fashion Merchandising Development Board.
All Fashion Merchandising majors must maintain a Texas State GPA of 2.25 in order to enroll in FM courses. A one-time only waiver can be requested through the departmental advisor prior to registration.
The Master of Science degree in Merchandising and Consumer Studies (MCS) is an applied program that provides graduate level study from a consumer-centric perspective to help the next generation of product developers, retail and merchandising managers, as well as consumer studies professionals, who will make pivotal and transformative decisions vital to intelligent economic, social, and environmental resource management.
"Where Fashion Meets Forward Thinking"
Dr. Ranjan Chaudhuri (third from left) a Fulbright Fellow and the author of Marketing Intelligence and Strategic Marketing Management: Analysis and Synthesis and author/coauthor of over 70 publications Gave a lecture “Building Safe, Competitive Horticultural Chains in the Asia-Pacific Region: Fruit and Vegetable Chains” on Tuesday Octover 23, 2012 at the School of Family and Consumer Sciences.