Fashion Merchandising

Fashion Merchandising Degree Emphasis

Fashion Merchandising Undergraduate Degree Emphasis

The Department of Family & Consumer Sciences at Pittsburg State University is one of two FAC programs in Kansas and is known for getting students involved in professional development opportunities that will lead to employment across the nation. The students in the Fashion Merchandising area are known for their student organization “FAME” (Fashion and Merchandising Entrepreneurs). Students in this program are involved with the community through their yearly fashion shows and their work on visual displays at a variety of retail stores throughout the city.

Fashion Merchandising major distinctives

Students majoring in the area of Fashion Merchandising at Pittsburg State University experience a variety of hands-on learning opportunities both in the classroom and in the community.  They are guided by dedicated faculty who see every student’s potential to find their own level of success.  Students in this program earn a significant number of scholarships.

Career Options for Fashion Merchandising majors

As a graduate of the PSU Fashion Merchandising program, you will be equipped to secure the following positions, and more:

  • Buyer or Assistant Buyer
  • Retail Manager
  • Product Developer
  • Manufacturer's Representative
  • Textile Designer
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Special Events Coordinator
  • Fashion consultant

Internship and research opportunities for Fashion Merchandising majors

During your time in the Fashion Merchandising program, you may choose to take advantage of our ever-expanding internship opportunities. The following is a list of companies with which our Fashion Merchandising students have interned in the past:

Bath and Body Works
Bikini.com
The Buckle
Rave
Victoria's Secret
Nicole Miller, New York City
Barry Bricken, New York City
Joseph Abboud, New York City
Jeffrey, Atlanta, GA
BCBG Max Azria, Los Angeles
American Bridal, Kansas City
Gerson Company, Kansas City
Elan-Polo, St. Louis
Watters and Watters, Dallas, TX
JC Penney Corporate Headquarters, Plano, TX
JC Penney Local Stores

Learn more about the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

The Department of Family & Consumer Sciences offers baccalaureate degrees and a cooperative master’s degree program.  B.S. programs are offered in Community and Family Services, Early Childhood Development, and Fashion Merchandising. A B.S.E. program is offered in Family & Consumer Sciences Education.  The department is also a partner in the Early Childhood Unified program housed in the College of Education.  The department offers minors in Early Childhood, Fashion Merchandising, Human Ecology, and Youth and Adolescent Development.  The department also contributes to minors in Women’s Studies and Public Health.

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Emphasis

Students take a selection of classes to complete Fashion Merchandising emphasis.

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Minor

Students take a selection of classes to complete Fashion Merchandising minor.

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