Central Washington University: Fashion Merchandising
Ellensburg, Washington
Family & Consumer Sciences

The Fashion Merchandising program at Central Washington University focuses on providing students with the skills and knowledge required to evaluate retail needs, spot industry trends, and analyze market and consumer behavior. Students gain professional experience through internships, industry field trips, guest speakers, and attendance at trade shows. Students may choose a minor in Apparel Design.

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

What’s the school’s contact information?
Central Washington University
Family & Consumer Sciences
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7565
Phone: 509-963-2067

Type of School? Public

How much is tuition?
Annual tuition: $6,201
Room & Board: $8,901

What’s the typical student profile?
Central Washington University total undergraduate students: 10,181
Fashion program students: 72

What are the requirements to enter program?
Program requires a 2.3 GPA and 45 credits to declare major or minor.

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 Central Washington University’s Fashion program have?
Faculty members: 2

What career placement services does Central Washington University provide?
Students are required to complete an internship in their junior and senior years, where they are typically placed among top companies and local boutiques. Study abroad is available to Australia, Ireland, and Italy. Students may also choose to join the Student Fashion Society to further develop personal and professional contacts.

All data is as of 2011.