Sam Houston State University: Fashion Merchandising
Huntsville, Texas
Department of Family & Consumer Sciences

The Fashion Merchandising program at Sam Houston State University combines business operations management with a solid basis in apparel knowledge. Students learn to work collaboratively as part of a product development team as they create a trend board and collection board, then work on the patternmaking process of an apparel item from that collection. Fashion majors are required to complete a four-course business core to better prepare them for careers in the industry.

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

What’s the school’s contact information?
Sam Houston State University
Department of Family & Consumer Sciences
Box 2177 SHSU
Huntsville, TX 77341
Phone: 936-294-1242

Type of School? Public

How much is tuition?
Annual tuition: $7,000
Room & Board: $1,500-$1,700

What’s the typical student profile?
Sam Houston State University total undergraduate students: 13,312
Fashion program students: 90

What are the requirements to enter program?
Program requires a 2.0 GPA or undergraduate admission.

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 Sam Houston State University’s Fashion program have?
Faculty members: 4

What career placement services does Sam Houston State University provide?
Students are required to complete an internship in their senior year. Students must find the internship on their own as part of the process, and typically work at top retailers. Study abroad and student organizations such as the Fashion Merchandising Club provide further opportunities for networking and professional growth.

All data is as of 2011.