You can earn three credit hours through a merchandising study tour. Class destinations
include New York City and Dallas, where you tour showrooms, manufacturing facilities,
retail establishments, museums and significant historical structures.
Study abroad opportunities to Hong Kong/China, London and France can provide international
exposure to the fashion industry.
The Merchandising program is recognized as one of the most comprehensive in the nation.
The Department of Merchandising and Digital Retailing is a recipient of the American
Textile Manufacturers Institute Award for Excellence for innovative and exemplary
programs and research.
Many of our faculty members have been internationally recognized for their research
and teaching by the American Textile Manufacturers Institute, the International Textile
and Apparel Association, the American Collegiate Retailing Association, and the European
Institute of Retailing and Services Studies, among others.
Excellent networking, internship and employment opportunities are available because
of the university's close proximity to leading merchandising, apparel and home furnishing
Professional development events such as the Consumer Experience Symposium and the
Executive + Scholar Lecture Series bring corporate executives to our college for lectures
and meetings with students.