Fashion Merchandising Degree | School of Family, Consumer & Nutrition Sciences - NIU

Textiles, Apparel & Merchandising

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Textiles, Apparel & Merchandising (TAM)

The School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences offers an major in Textiles, Apparel and Merchandising leading to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) 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.

Specialization in Apparel Studies (M.S.), oriented toward the human sciences, is designed to enhance students’ abilities in applying subject matter, critical thinking, and oral and written communication skills in the professional apparel industry. Individual thesis topics are selected with the approval of the adviser. The program also prepares students to continue their studies in doctoral programs.