Fashion Merchandising, BS

Fashion merchandising students work together on a project With this cooperative program, you can specialize in either accessories design or fashion design as a visiting student.

Fashion: Practical Necessity, Art Form, Business Opportunity

The ever-changing and challenging world of fashion is one of the most practical and competitive fields. Successful people in fashion merchandising have a flair for both fashion and business. The program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania acknowledges this by providing courses that emphasize apparel merchandising and promotion, apparel production and distribution, ready-to-wear analysis, quality control in production, textiles and textile testing, historic costume, aesthetics, global issues in textiles and apparel, and visual merchandising.

The Fashion Merchandising curriculum consists of university liberal studies requirements, fashion merchandising core courses and electives, and a specific business concentration. Upon completion of all academic requirements, the students earn a bachelor of science degree in fashion merchandising.

The Eberly College of Business complements the fashion merchandising major by providing the business concentrations of Business Administration, Marketing, and Small Business Management. Students can earn a minor in marketing or business administration, or a focus in marketing or small business management. Emphasis is also placed on knowledge of computers and mathematics.

4+1 with MBA

Ambitious students also choose to participate in the new 4+1 program in order to earn their MBA degree in five years. This is possible through the Eberly College of Business. Consult with your advisor for more information.