B.S. in Fashion Merchandising


The School of Family and Consumer Sciences offers an undergraduate program with a major in fashion merchandising leading to a Bachelor of Science degree.

Students with this major have a variety of career opportunities related to marketing and retailing apparel and related products. Careers include various aspects of product development, purchasing, distribution, quality control, promotion and the management of human resources. The major also provides a basis for graduate study.

The program provides students with product knowledge of textiles and apparel as well as an understanding of socioeconomic influences and managerial and business skills relevant to marketing textiles and apparel products. Students are encouraged to consider a minor in business administration or marketing.

A complete description of the degree requirements is given in the Fashion Merchandising section of the undergraduate catalog. See an example of a degree path for the Fashion Merchandising program. 

If you are a transfer student from an Illinois Community College, please contact us about transfer information for the Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising.

To arrange for an appointment with an advisor, contact the College of Health and Human Sciences office at 815-753-1891 (freshmen and sophomores) or the School of Family and Consumer Sciences at 815-753-1543 (juniors, seniors and post-baccalaureates).