Two runway looks with two fashion merchandising students working on fashion projects in a Fontbonne classroom on St. Kate's St. Paul, MN campus
Fashion Merchandising

College for Women | School of Business

Do you have a passion for fashion and an eye for details? When pursuing the fashion merchandising major, you will utilize your creativity to design and develop products, and refine your analytical skills to define markets and forecast trends.

Program Details

Take 32 credits per year to finish your fashion merchandising degree in four years.

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Learn About Sustainable Fashion and Business from Industry Leaders

Students will study environmental and social justice issues and sustainability in fashion and apparel, valuable knowledge for any student's future career — eco-fashion and a focus on human rights in manufacturing are important for consumers as well as the fashion industry.

Through small class sizes with individualized mentoring and program planning, you'll learn how to manage the triple bottom line — financial, social, and environmental performance — of your future business. You’ll also hear from international industry leaders and our local retail partners who are regular speakers in classes.

Study Abroad Opportunities for Fashion Merchandising Majors

Take advantage of 10– to 21–day off-campus study courses in Europe, Asia, or other locations. On these trips, you’ll benefit from first-hand discussions with fashion designers, trend and color forecasters, costume designers for Broadway or the London Theater, fashion magazine editors, buyers, textile wholesalers, and manufacturers. You also will attend fashion exhibitions and view collections at major museums.

St. Catherine University fashion student works on a fashion merchandising and apparel design project
Careers in Fashion Merchandising

Students with a degree in fashion merchandising from St. Kate's will be prepared for careers in

  • business analysis
  • buying
  • entrepreneurship
  • digital display and design
  • product development
  • personal shopping
  • retail management
  • site merchandising
  • styling
  • trend forecasting
  • visual merchandising

Internships and real-world course projects provide you with rich hands-on experiences.