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Textiles, Apparel, and Merchandising (TAM)

The Textiles, Apparel, and Merchandising program offers students the skills, knowledge, and experiential experiences needed for successful careers in fashion related industry of textile and apparel creations and the retail industry with specific focus on merchandising. Students in the program study apparel design, product development, history of costume, merchandising and buying, fashion marketing strategies, forecasting, and fashion business practices.

Students have opportunities to:

  • Participate in the annual events such as the Fashion Show and the Market Trip
  • Attend retail conferences, tour retail facilities, hear guest speakers from retail industries, and visit relevant museum exhibits
  • Access facilities including apparel design laboratory, textile laboratory, and embroidery studio
  • Experience technologies in the textiles, apparel, and retail industry

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.

Students may also participate in student organizations and activities with the Fashion Merchandising Association (FMA) and The National Retail Federations Student Association, as well as the Sycamore Closet philanthropy event aim at providing students with affordable upcycled clothing.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

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