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Saint Catherine University, Department of Family, Consumer, and Nutritional Sciences Fashion Programs Profile

Written by FS StaffDecember 31, 2011
Saint Catherine University

Saint Catherine University: Fashion & Apparel: Apparel Design/ Fashion
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Department of Family, Consumer, and Nutritional Sciences

The apparel design and retail merchandising program at Saint Catherine University emphasizes a solid liberal arts education, offering more liberal arts classes than a majority of similar fashion programs at land grand universities. St. Catherine University’s fashion program is designed with the principle that students should cultivate a strong sense of religious and ethical values as they advance through the curriculum and beyond as graduates. This approach allows students to have an ethical eye towards issues related to the fashion industry. This way, graduates will have the tools they need to advocate for ethical and socially responsible practices in the industry. The fashion program encourages and supports students in developing critical thinking and technical skills along with intellectual curiosity, leadership, and a professional approach to their craft.

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

What’s the school’s contact information?
Saint Catherine University
Department of Family, Consumer, & Nutritional Sciences
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul MN 55105
Phone: 651-690-6669

Type of school? Private

How much is tuition?
Tuition: $30,000
Room & Board: $7,650

What is the typical student profile?
Saint Catherine University total undergraduate students: 3,797
Fashion program students: 90

What are the requirements to enter program?
Program requires acceptance to Saint Catherine University.

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 Saint Catherine University’s Fashion & Apparel: Apparel Design/ Fashion Merchandising program have?
Faculty members: 6

What career placement services does Saint Catherine University provide?
All students at the Junior/Senior level are required to complete an internship program. Typically, interns are placed at major national retail chains and well-known fashion publication companies. Fashion majors can enrich their education by participating in St. Catherine’s study abroad program, which offers international trips to fashion schools in London and Florence.

All data is as of 2011.