Fashion Merchandising

The Henderson State University Fashion Merchandising Program is designed to help students to build a strong foundation in fashion merchandising. Students choosing the Fashion Merchandising specialization will learn about textiles, merchandising, retailing, retail buying, fashion promotion, consumer markets and costume history.

In addition, all students complete multiple fashion merchandising directed field experiences. The New York Fashion Study Tour shows students selected facets of the fashion industry and of New York as a fashion center.

Upon completion of the program, students will receive a Bachelor of Science Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences with a specialization in Fashion Merchandising.

Career opportunities include work as fashion coordinators, buyers, visual merchandisers, sales representatives, store managers, regional managers, wholesalers, resident buyers, educators, divisional merchandise managers, general merchandise managers, entrepreneurs and company owners. 


Courses include:

  • Textiles
  • Clothing Construction
  • Home Furnishings
  • Quantitative Fashion Buying
  • Historic Costume to 19th Century

Other courses


  • Buyer and purchasing agent
  • Store manager

Related programs

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Family and Consumer Sciences
Proctor Hall