University of Delaware: Fashion Merchandising/ Apparel Design/ Fashion Studies/ Socially Responsible and Sustainable Apparel Business.
Newark, Delaware
Department of Fashion & Apparel Studies

A fundamental objective of the fashion program at the University of Delaware is to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to make a significant and creative impact in the fashion and apparel industry. The department of fashion and apparel studies encourages and assists students in cultivating a sense of sustainability, accountability, and social responsibility so that they may enter the fashion industry as socially conscious professionals. Fashion majors gain real world experience and develop their creative thinking skills by engaging with local and global communities in collaborative settings. University of Delaware’s fashion program incorporates relevant aspects of business and society into its curriculum while enriching student learning by nurturing an international and diverse cultural atmosphere.
What fashion related programs and degrees does University of Delaware offer?
As of 2011, University of Delaware offers the following degrees:
B.S. Fashion Merchandising
B.S. Apparel Design

What’s the school’s contact information?
University of Delaware
Department of Fashion & Apparel Studies
Room 211 Alison W.
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-8714

Type of school? Public

How much is tuition?
Tuition: $23,186
Room & Board: $9,066

What is the typical student profile?
University of Delaware total undergraduate students: 16,521
Fashion program students: 3,634

What are the requirements to enter program?

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 University of Delaware’s Fashion Merchandising/ Apparel Design program have?
Faculty members: 17

What career placement services does University of Delaware provide?
Although not required, students may gain real world experience in the fashion industry by participating in an internship program. Typically, interns have placed at a number of major national retail chains and apparel companies. Students have the opportunity to advance their knowledge of fashion, design, and apparel by studying abroad in Paris, China, or other countries. Additionally, professional faculty members, with specializations in areas such as social responsibility and sustainability, fashion consumer behavior, and apparel innovation and technology, help students make the transition from school to the job market.

All data is as of 2011.