The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The University offers a bachelor of arts (B.A.) and a bachelor of science (B.S.) in textiles, apparel, and merchandising.
This degree program prepares students for careers in textiles, apparel, and merchandising. Our graduates possess a keen interest in merchandise, an understanding of the world of fashion—plus the business and organizational skills needed for successful careers.
Coursework includes a required core—plus courses in areas such as:
In addition, a work experience program is offered to provide hands-on experience in the retailing industry. To better prepare for careers, students are encouraged to complete a concentration or minor in business administration, communication (journalism, public relations), marketing, theater, or another area of interest approved by an adviser.
To supplement their coursework, students have opportunities to attend retail conferences, participate in field trips to major market centers, tour retail facilities, hear guest speakers from retail industries, and visit relevant museum exhibits.
Students also may become members of the Fashion Merchandising Association (FMA). Other opportunities include the University's Honors Program and study abroad programs, which range from summer programs to a single semester or a full academic year in over 56 countries.
Our graduates are prepared for careers in retailing—one of the fastest growing fields in the United States.
Listed below are a few of the career opportunities:
Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.
The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.