Western Illinois University: Fashion Merchandising.
Macomb, Illinois
Department of Dietetics, Fashion Merchandising & Hospitality

The fashion merchandising program at Western Illinois University prepares students for professional work in the fashion merchandising industry, where the school holds there more job opportunities than in fashion design. To prepare for careers in merchandising, students take a variety of courses including introduction to fashion design, along with other subjects such as social/psych aspects of apparel, history of costume, visual merchandising, fashion global issues, and buying.

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

What’s the school’s contact information?
Western Illinois University
Department of Dietetics, Fashion Merchandising & Hospitality
One University Circle, Knoblauch Hall 140
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-298-1085

Type of school? Public

How much is tuition?
Tuition: $6,778
Room & Board: $ $7,642

What is the typical student profile?
Western Illinois University total undergraduate students: 11,000
Fashion program students: Not reported

What are the requirements to enter program?
Program requires that students meet university requirements.

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 Western Illinois University’s Fashion Merchandising program have?
Faculty members: 6

What career placement services does Western Illinois University provide?
All majors in their Senior year are required to complete an internship program. Past interns have usually placed at major national retail chains as well as well-known fashion magazines. Students can also take advantage of Western Illinois University’s study abroad program, which offers on-campus advisers that help students plan trips with transferable courses. Currently, students have the opportunity to network with professional faculty members with specializations in areas such as retail/marketing/entrepreneurship/textiles.

All data is as of 2011.