Fashion and Retail

Bachelor of Science

Make a name for yourself

Plan a runway show and work behind the scenes at fashion events around the country in the fashion and retail program. In this fashion merchandising degree program, you will gain in-depth knowledge in both fashion and business. So when you graduate, you can pursue a variety of important fashion merchandising jobs. 

As a part of the fashion and retail program, you’ll have the opportunity to travel to New York or Los Angeles for fashion week, or attend the Apparel MAGIC trade show in Las Vegas. You can also be involved in the Lynn annual fashion show, which attracts over 400 attendees, including fashion industry leaders. 

What you’ll learn in the fashion and retail program

  • Solid foundation in business knowledge
  • Managing the operations and finances of an organization
  • Fashion marketing, retail buying, forecasting, inventory replenishment and styling
  • Basic garment construction and product development

Curriculum & requirements

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Career opportunities

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Estimated annual tuition

“Dr. Dandeo found me when I was in high school and introduced me to Lynn. I started working with Lynn’s fashion program right then, so I came into college with the experience of how the program works. My dream is to open a consulting boutique.”

Katrina Daley, fashion and retail major
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Step outside the classroom and enjoy hands-on learning opportunities and real-world experiences.

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Learning is more than sitting in a classroom 

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Fashion and retail curriculum

This program combines fashion style with business and finance knowledge. So, you’ll earn a business degree in fashion and study interesting topics you love. 

Graduates must complete 120 credits in the following categories: 

  • 45 university core curriculum credits 
  • 36 college core credits 
  • 15 major credits 
  • 24 elective credits

Course preview

MKT 101 Fashion and Retail Management
Examine the scope of opportunities in the fashion industry. Explore the production and distribution of fashion products leading to an awareness of interaction of various aspects of the industry.

MKT 240 Buying and Inventory Planning
Study buyers in the retail organization. Analyze buying techniques in the planning, obtaining and controlling of merchandise in terms of implications for retail buying.

MKT 300 Fashion Show Production
Examine fashion events and their role in retail sales. Research, analyze and forecast fashion trends and the presentation of fashion events. Work on group and individual projects, including a fashion show and community contact with local (and national) retail apparel firms.

Fashion and retail jobs and careers

Hands-on learning is a big part of earning your fashion merchandising degree, and it will ultimately help you when it’s time to apply for fashion merchandising jobs. There are many career opportunities for fashion and retail degree majors, including: 

  • Assistant buyer
  • Visual display and design coordinator
  • Marketing and event coordinator
  • Social media specialist
  • Account executive
  • Fashion stylist
  • Brand representative
  • Store or department manager
  • Fashion show production specialist
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