The Apparel and Merchandising program emphasizes the study of product design and development; promotion, distribution, and retailing; and consumer behavior in the global environment, while fostering cultural awareness and a commitment to social responsibility. There are three concentrations in the major: Apparel Design and Production, Merchandising, and Product Development.
The Interior Architecture and Design program provides students with broad exposure to aspects of the practice of interior design at the entry level. The program is grounded in research-based problem solving in addition to a variety of cultural, environmental, and historic perspectives. The Interior Architecture and Design program is accredited through the Council of Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), recognizing the highest academic standards established by the profession.