Majors in Fashion Merchandising

  • A student cuts fabric to match a template

    TECHNICAL ASPECTS YOU’LL DRAW FROM IN YOUR CAREER  — With our apparel construction, textile, and ready-to-wear analysis courses, you’ll sharpen your sewing skills and learn about quality control, the technical aspects of textiles, and signs that garments are made correctly.

    Find Your Flair and Engage in the Future of Fashion

    Things change. Styles, techniques, and awareness. Run with it. Grab the coattails of the fashion industry and be assured of ample opportunity to grow as global trends shift and surprise. Fashion is not only a practical necessity, it is also an art form and a builder of great careers, past and future.

    The Fashion Merchandising curriculum consists of university liberal studies requirements, fashion merchandising core courses and electives, and a specific business focus. Upon completion of all academic requirements, students earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fashion Merchandising.

    BS in Fashion Merchandising

    • Get a grip on global fashion by focusing on business merchandising, management, and small business ownership.
    • Gain a comprehensive overview of all aspects of this expanding field.
    • Learn about human behavior, apparel production, analysis of textiles, and environmental concern.
    • Grasp the impact that color and aesthetics, history, communication, and culture diversity have on the fashion industry.
    • Apply critical thinking skills throughout your program of study.

    A cooperative program between IUP and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City provides an opportunity for students to study accessories design or fashion design as a visiting student.

    Business Component

    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 business administration or marketing, or a focus in marketing or small business management. Emphasis is also placed on knowledge of computers and mathematics.

    Many fashion merchandising majors also choose to double-major in both fashion merchandising and marketing to enhance their education further.

    Ambitious students also choose to participate in the new 4+1 program to earn their MBA degree in five years.