Fashion Merchandising

Fashion Merchandising

Fashion Merchandising

Fashion Merchandising is a field encompassing careers directly related to the retailing of fashion products.


If your favorite things to study/do are:

  • Apparel Design
  • History of Costume
  • Clothing & Human Behavior
  • Textiles
  • Apparel Construction
  • Fashion Promotion
  • Visual Display


Careers of Interest

Jobs in Design/Manufacture/Factory/Textile/Apparel/Accessory:

  • Showroom Manager/Assistant Manager
  • Inventory Planning Manager
  • Technical Manager/Director/Designer/Production Supervisor
  • Warehouse Specialist
  • Quality Control
  • Production Coordinator/Manager/Assistant
  • Design
  • Personal Shopper
  • Embroidery Designer
  • Merchandiser/Coordinator/Assistant
  • Piece Goods Trim Buyer


Jobs in Retail/Wholesale:

  • Warehouse Manager
  • Retail Store Manager/Retail Operations Supervisor
  • Merchandiser
  • Human Relations
  • Product Promoter and Demonstrator
  • Buyer/Assistant Buyer
  • Order Entry Specialist
  • Customer Service
  • Visual Display
  • Entrepreneur


Other related jobs:

  • Museum Textile/Clothing Collection, Care, and Display
  • Advertising/Promotions
  • Account Representative
  • Sales Executive
  • Fashion Journalist
  • Fashion Photographer
  • Cooperative Extension Service
  • Education Consultant


Is there an internship/volunteering/service learning/job shadowing/student teaching component?  Internship required in each concentration.


Curriculum Sheet

Click on the year in which you declared FCS as your major - that will be the sheet that applies to you.


Student Advising

The academic advisor will advise students before registering for classes.  Academic advisors in the Fashion Merchandising area are:



Debbie Johnson, PhD


Location: WH 223A

Phone: 985/549-3262




Lauren Markezich, M.S.


Location: WH 213C

Phone: 985/549-2411