Apr 07, 2020
Division: Business, Behavioral/Social Sciences, Public and Human Services
Academic Dept: Business
Curriculum Chair: Karen Schlusberg
A Note about Program Requirements
The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program in Spring 2016. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.
Students who love style, have an interest in merchandising, or a desire to work in textiles and fashion marketing, will find a variety of career opportunities in the dynamic, creative, and challenging world of fashion. The Fashion Merchandising program, combines fashion studies with business courses, will prepare students for positions in resident buying offices, fashion manufacturers, designers’ showrooms, retail stores, fashion publications, and other firms associated with the fashion industry. After graduation, students may either begin their careers or may choose to transfer to bachelor’s degree programs in colleges which offer Fashion Merchandising degrees, such as the upper division of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), Berkeley College, or The Laboratory Institute of Merchandising (LIM) and other four-year colleges which offer fashion-related degrees.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate knowledge of the origin of the fashion industry and application of this knowledge to strategic decisions and long-term growth goals.
- Demonstrate skills in the marketing of fashion & style.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the profitability of (fashion) merchandising/buying.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the technology of fashion.
- Demonstrate knowledge of Visual Merchandising.
- Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental textiles material of fashion industry.
General Education Requirements - 29 Credits
Students are required to fulfill a certain number of credits within the specific categories shown below. Where specific courses are not listed within these categories, courses must be selected from the list of SUNY General Education Courses .
Basic Communication (6 credits)
Natural Sciences (4 credits)
Social Sciences (3 credits)
Western Civilization (3 credits)
Degree Requirements - 34 Credits
These courses are acceptable substitutions for FASH 207.
Minimum Total Credits - 63 Credits
Educational Plan: The Educational Plan is an advisement tool that provides important information to students about how to complete this degree. Click here to Download the Educational Plan .