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The Fashion Merchandising program provides course emphasis in clothing and human behavior, apparel production and analysis, textiles and quality control, apparel distribution, merchandising and promotion, global diversity, historic textiles and apparel, color and aesthetics, and apparel construction. Communications, problem solving, group project organization, professional presentation, and analytical and critical thinking skills are incorporated in course content. The Eberly College of Business and Information Technology complements the Fashion Merchandising major by providing study in one of three options: Business Administration, Marketing, and Small Business Management.

A cooperative program between IUP and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City allows students to study one of seven majors: accessories design, advertising and communications, advertising design, fashion design, manufacturing management, textile/surface design, and textile development and marketing.

Graduates of this program are being prepared for entry-level positions such as manufacturer’s sales representative, production assistant, ready-to-wear quality control analyst, textile testing laboratory technician, management trainee leading to position of store manager, executive/merchandising trainee leading toward position of buyer/merchandise manager, museum curator assistant, personal color consultant, and personalized shopping specialist for an upscale retail firm.

For more information, see the undergraduate catalog.

  • Human Development and Environmental Studies Department
  • Ackerman Hall, Room 207
    911 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2336
  • Fax: 724-357-5941
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.