Careers, Careers, Careers! The opportunities are abundant! If a fast-paced, ever-changing environment appeals to you, then look no further than a major in Fashion Merchandising. Fashion Merchandising majors explore all areas of fashion from manufacturing to retailing and investigate a variety of products from concept to consumer.
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.