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CWU Programs

Degree Type 
Bachelor of Science
Contact Name 
Andrea Eklund
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The apparel, textiles and merchandising program cultivates tomorrow’s fashion leaders and develops industry-ready professionals who are forward-thinking, creative, innovative, relevant, and passionate. The program gives students a thorough background in the business aspects of the fashion industry, developing skills in fashion theory; creativity; merchandising; retail operations; buying strategies; technology; fashion forecasting; and target markets.


The apparel, textiles, and merchandising major prepares students for a wide range of careers in the international fields of buying, merchandising, fashion trend analysis, product development, merchandise planning, entrepreneurship, visual merchandising, fashion styling, product/brand/licensing management, quality assurance, and more.

Why this program 

The apparel, textiles, and merchandising major combines fashion, business and creativity to foster students personal goals. Students immerse themselves in chosen interest areas where they learn, understand and apply new knowledge to the many facets of the apparel industry.

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Possible Search Names 
design, fashion, apparel, textiles, merchandising

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