East Carolina University: Merchandising
Greenville, North Carolina
Department of Interior Design & Merchandising

The merchandising program at East Carolina University provides students with the guidance and resources they need to develop diverse career paths in the fashion or interior design industries, based on students’ unique strengths and interests.  The program features a dedicated faculty that provides high levels of attention and direction for students.  Students also receive guidance and instruction from the program’s Merchandising Advisory Board, made up of leaders from various sectors of the fashion industry.

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

What’s the school’s contact information?
East Carolina University
Department of Interior Design & Merchandising
249 Rivers Building
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: 252-328-6929

Type of School? Public

How much is tuition?
Annual tuition: $4,327 (resident), $15,161 (non-resident)
Room & Board: $3,500 to $3,700 per semester

What’s the typical student profile?
East Carolina University total undergraduate students: 21,400
Fashion program students: 180

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

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 East Carolina University’s Fashion program have?
Faculty members: 5

What career placement services does East Carolina University provide?
Merchandising majors are required to complete an internship in their senior year, and are typically placed with a national chain retailer, clothing manufacturer, leading fashion magazine, design house or a local boutique designer. Study abroad opportunities are available every year in locations all around the world.  The school’s Merchandising Advisory Board includes leaders in the fashion industry and provides student networking opportunities and fund raising activities. Students may also develop their professional connections through field trips with the merchandising program student organization, AIMO and by attending various networking opportunities provided by the school.

All data is as of 2011.