Western Kentucky University: Textiles & Apparel Merchandising
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Department of Family & Consumer Sciences

The textiles and apparel merchandising curriculum at Western Kentucky University is designed to assist students in developing marketable problem solving skills in the textile and apparel fields, and to prepare graduates for professional work in the fashion industry as managers or merchandisers. To help accomplish this, the family and consumer sciences department provides 76 hours of instruction in the textiles & apparel merchandising program.

What fashion related programs and degrees does Western Kentucky University offer?
As of 2011, Western Kentucky University offers the following degrees:
B.S. Textiles & Apparel Merchandising

What’s the school’s contact information?
Western Kentucky University
Department of Family & Consumer Sciences
1906 College Heights Blvd., #11037
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Phone: 270-745-4352

Type of school? Public

How much is tuition?
Tuition: $7,200
Room & Board: Not reported

What is the typical student profile?
Western Kentucky University total undergraduate students: 1,900
Fashion program students: 90

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

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 Western Kentucky University’s Textiles & Apparel Merchandising program have?
Faculty members: 4

What career placement services does Western Kentucky University provide?
All majors at the Senior level are required to complete an internship program. Typically, interns place at major national retail chains and highly recognized fashion publications. Students can broaden their knowledge and skills in textiles and apparel merchandising by participating in a study abroad program. Western Kentucky University offers international interior design trips to Australia or Europe through programs such as KIIS, CSSA, and Semester at Sea. On campus, students can prepare for professional work in the fashion industry and related fields by taking courses in textiles, basic apparel construction, merchandising, and textile design and performance.

All data is as of 2011.