Fontbonne University: Fashion Merchandising
St. Louis, Missouri
Human Environmental Sciences

Fontbonne University’s Fashion Merchandising program provides a curriculum that focuses on a complete understanding of the textile and apparel industries.  The program prepares fashion students for a variety of careers in the industry by teaching the principles of design, production, manufacturing, buying, merchandising, and product distribution.  Students must complete an academic internship in their junior or senior year.  Students also have the opportunity to interact with professionals in organizations such as The Fashion Group International and the International Textile and Apparel Association.

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

What’s the school’s contact information?
Fontbonne University
Human Environmental Sciences
6800 Wydown Blvd.
St Louis, MO 63105
Phone: 314-889-1415

Type of School? Private

How much is tuition?
Annual tuition: $19,500
Room and Board: $7,200

What’s the typical student profile?
Fontbonne University total undergraduate students: 1,943
Fashion program students: 202

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

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 Fontbonne University’s Fashion program have?
Faculty members: 15

What career placement services does Fontbonne University provide?
Students who major in Fashion Merchandising must complete an internship in their junior or senior year.  Internships are usually completed at retail stores, manufacturers, product developers, malls, boutiques, or corporate offices.  Students may also choose to study abroad in London, Paris, or other locations.  Career days and trips to regional and national markets provide further opportunities for students to understand the qualities and requirements for career success.

All data is as of 2011.