The Apparel Design and Merchandising program at San Francisco State University creates an educational and experiential foundation for diverse professional careers in the globally interdependent apparel industry. Students explore human behavior, social problems, and environmental concerns, interpreting influences and outcomes through apparel design and merchandising.

Two concentrations are offered: 1) Design 2) Merchandising.

Opportunities to study abroad in New York, Milan, and others are available. Students create collections and produce an annual runway show celebrating diversity and sustainability. The dynamic and diverse city of San Francisco has opportunities for internships with global fashion brands and small start-up companies. Students earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Apparel Design and Merchandising are equipped to engage in a diverse category of jobs within the apparel industry from product development and sourcing to styling and merchandising.

Fashion programs & degrees offered by San Francisco State University: 

Bachelor of Science:

  • Apparel Design & Merchandising with a concentration in Design
  • Apparel Design & Merchandising with a concentration in Merchanding
Contact Info
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
Burk Hall 329
San Francisco, CA 94132-4161
Type of School 
San Francisco State University's annual tuition 
$5,001 - $10,000
San Francisco State University's student population 
More than 10,000
Fashion student population 
251 - 500

San Francisco State University's admission requirements: 

Admission to the university

Program Length 
Four year program

San Francisco State University's career placement services: 

Career services, fairs, speakers, and workshops offered.

Faculty members at San Francisco State University 
1,001 - 2,500