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University of Bridgeport, Department of Fashion Merchandising and Retailing Programs Profile

Written by FS StaffJanuary 5, 2012
University of Bridgeport

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University of Bridgeport: Fashion Merchandising and Retailing.
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Department of Fashion Merchandising and Retailing

Students pursuing an associate of arts of bachelor’s degree in fashion merchandising and retailing are exposed to a versatile range of courses as part of the university’s core curriculum, which includes fine arts, social sciences, and lab sciences. The campus’s location along the shore of Long Island Sound in Fairfield County Connecticut gives students a feasible opportunity to gain work experience both locally and out of state in cities like Manhattan. Additionally, University of Bridgeport offers field trips to New York fashion markets and museums, where students can complement their in-class studies.

What fashion related programs and degrees does University of Bridgeport offer?
As of 2011, University of Bridgeport offers the following degrees:
A.A. Fashion Merchandising and Retailing
B.S. Fashion Merchandising and Retailing

What’s the school’s contact information?
University of Bridgeport
Department of Fashion Merchandising and retailing
230 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: 203-576-4098
www.bridgeport.edu

Type of school? Private

How much is tuition?
Tuition: $23,400
Room &Board $11,400

What is the typical student profile?
University of Bridgeport total undergraduate students: 2,248
Fashion program students: 2,248

What are the requirements to enter program?
Program requires a GPA of 2.5.

How long does it take to complete program?
It usually takes four years to complete a B.S. degree, two years to complete a M.S. degree and two or more years to complete a Ph D program.

How many faculty members does University of Bridgeport’s Fashion Merchandising and Retailing program have?
Faculty members: 493

What career placement services does University of Bridgeport provide?
All fashion merchandising and retailing majors at the sophomore level are required to complete an internship program. And although not required, internship opportunities are also available for students in their Junior or Senior year. Past interns have worked at various manufacturing and retail companies both in Connecticut and New York, locally in major national retail chains and discount stores, and at well-known magazine publications in Manhattan. Students who wish to have an international education may take part in University of Bridgeport’s Global Learning Systems or participate in a study abroad program in London or Paris.

All data is as of 2011.