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Family & Consumer Sciences Business / Fashion Merchandising Option

The Fashion Merchandising option reflects the University’s vision, incorporating the use of technology and program curricula that are in keeping with industry needs. Students have the opportunity to gain experiential learning experiences as it relates to design. In addition, students will learn the business aspect of the profession by the use of up-to-date, creative, technical and business skills by way of relevant events and classroom experiences.


In addition, students are exposed to research and internship opportunities with a focus on the globalization of the fashion merchandising industry. Emphasis is placed on historical, cultural, creative, and economic aspects of the field with an interdisciplinary nature designed to help the student develop theoretical and practical competencies to succeed in an ever-changing industry. Students acquire professional skills to meet the evolving knowledge-based requirements for a successful career within the fashion merchandising industry.


Career Opportunities:

Retail Buyer, Merchandise Manager, Fashion Photographer, Visual Merchandiser, Fashion Journalist, and Stylist


Academic Program Coordinator
Lena Pinkston, M.R.
Phone: 803-536-8618
E-mail: lpinkst1@scsu.edu


Family & Consumer Sciences Business / Fashion Merchandising Option Curriculum