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 Studies Professor
Faculty Member NameDr. Molly Dahm
Hospitality Administration
Program Coordinator
jill-killoughDr. Jill Killough, RDN, LD
Dietetics Internship Director
Department Chair
Faculty Member NameDr. Kim Wallet
Associate Professor
Program Coordinator, Family Studies