Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Merchandising

Department of Nutrition, Hospitality and Human Services

Degree Description

The Lamar University Bachelor of Science Degree in Fashion Merchandising will give you professional training for a wide range of careers in the fashion industry. You may benefit from working in a retail environment, and you can even study abroad at the Paris/American Academy in France.

Why Study Fashion Merchandising at Lamar?

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Fashion Merchandising at Lamar University includes courses that prepare you for careers in a variety of areas including retail management, buying, visual merchandising, event coordinator, stylist, human resources, fashion forecasting, fashion advertising and promotion and entrepreneurship.

Career Paths

Fashion merchandising is a large and diverse field; you may work in women's, men's or children's apparel, publishing, marketing and related markets. With a bachelor's degree, you could also pursue a career as an advertising, promotions, and marketing manager.

According to the BLS, openings for purchasing managers will remain about the same between 2014 and 2024, with a projected growth rate of about 1%. Competition for designer and buyer jobs is quite strong, but with your combination of creative and business training, you have a competitive lean into the market.

Primary Careers

Purchasing Manager, Retail Buyer, Merchandise Displayer

Meet the Faculty

Faculty Member NameDr. Tammy Henderson, CFLE
Family & Consumer Sciences
Faculty Member NameDr. Molly Dahm
Hospitality Administration
Program Director, Professor
jill-killoughDr. Jill Killough, RDN, LD
Dietetics Internship Director
Department Chair
Faculty Member NameDr. Kim Wallet
Associate Professor
Graduate Student Coordinator