Southern Illinois University Carbondale: Fashion Design/Fashion Merchandising.
Carbondale, Illinois
Fashion Design & Merchandising, School of Architecture

The fashion program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is design to give prospective fashion professionals an introductory education in design and merchandising. The fashion curriculum offers specializations in the areas of design and merchandising, both of which give students an opportunity to gain marketable skills and knowledge in an interactive environment. These focus areas enrich a core curriculum designed to provide students with a comprehensive academic background for future success in the fashion industry. Since the fashion design and merchandising program is fast paced with frequent assignments and deadlines, students should cultivate effective management skills, as they will work on multiple projects simultaneously.

What fashion related programs and degrees does Southern Illinois University Carbondale
As of 2011, Southern Illinois University Carbondale offers the following degrees:
B.S. Fashion Design
B.S. Fashion Merchandising

What’s the school’s contact information?
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Fashion Design & Merchandising, School of Architecture
875 S. Normal Ave.
Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: 618-453-3734

Type of school? Public

How much is tuition?
Tuition: $7,290
Room & Board: $ 8,082

What is the typical student profile?
Southern Illinois University Carbondale total undergraduate students: 15,551
Fashion program students: 114

What are the requirements to enter program?
Program requires Composite ACT score of 23 or class rank in upper 75%; Composite ACT 21 or
22 and class rank in upper 50%. Transfer students need a GPA of 2.6 or above with 25 semester
hours completed.

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 Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Fashion Design/Fashion Merchandising program have?
Faculty members: 4.5

What career placement services does Southern Illinois University Carbondale provide?
Internships are required of fashion merchandising majors. Typically, interns place at well- known national retail chains. Students may also gain experiential knowledge by participating in Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s study abroad program in fashion merchandising, design, or related fields.

All data is as of 2011.