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School of Family and Consumer Sciences

Apparel & Textiles Design Option

Coursework required for the Apparel & Textiles, Consumer Studies, Hospitality and Merchandising Option includes the option requirements, semester hours for the selected concentration and the completion of the related minor. This option prepares students for focused professional careers in management of businesses and services.

Students must select from one of four concentrations: Apparel & Textiles Design, Consumer Studies, Hospitality Management and Merchandising.

Career Titles

Accessories Product Technician
Assistant Frabric Specialist
CAD Designer, Men's Woven Shirts
Catalog Layout Assistant Designer
Color specialist team
Embroidery Work Order Coordinator
Exhibit Booth Account Representative
Fabric Planning Assistant
Footwear Designer
Jewelry Merchandise Planner
Pattern Maker
Pre-production Coordinator
Print Designer
Print Technologist
Product Development Team
Product Development Technical Support

Production Inventory Planner
Productions & Operations Manager
Regulatory Assurance Manager
Sample Maker
Sourcing Specialist-Accessories
Sourcing Specialist-Trim
Technical Development Team
Technical Sales Representative
Technical Specifications
Textile Laboratory Assistant
Textile Print Designer
Textile Quality Manager
Trim Sourcer
Visual and Store Design
Wall Coverings Designer
Web Site Design Team


Consumer Studies Concentration

Prepares students to meet the need for consumer studies professionals to represent, advocate, educate and empower consumers’ decisions, information, rights and responsibilities through career opportunities such as the following:

Career Titles

Accounts Supervisor
Advertising Specialist
Bank Manager
Benefits Coordinator
Better Business Bureau 
Collections Coordinator
University Financial Aid Officer
Comparison Shopper
Consumer Affairs Agency
Consumer Communications Specialists
Consumer Educator
Consumer Law
Credit Counselor
Director of Consumer Affairs
Dispute Resolution Specialist
Energy Use Advisor
Environmental Specialist

Extension Consumer Specialist
Family Financial Educator
Financial Aid Counselor
Health Claims Processor
Insurance Claims Representative
Legal Support Employee
Legislative Assistant
Loan Counselor
Loss Prevention Manager
Medical Sales Representative
News Editor
Public Policy Advocate
Technical Sales Representative
Trade and Consumer Services Manager
Trade Associate Advocate
University Financial Aid Officer
Utilities Liaison


Hospitality Management Option

The undergraduate program prepares students for management careers in hotels, restaurants, resorts, clubs, convention facilities, and the meeting planning industry.

Career Titles

Banquet Operations
Catering Sales Representative
Club Manager
Commercial Caterer
Convention Planner
Convention Service Manager Assistant
Corporate Travel Manager
Dining Room Manager
Director of Group Sales
Event Planner
Executive Housekeeper
Facilities Manager
Food & Beverage Manager
Food Production Manager
Food Products Representative
Food Equipment Representative 
Food Service Administrator
Front Desk Clerk
Front Office Manager

Group Sales Consultant
Hotel Morning/Night Manager
Hotel General Manager
Hotel Security Manger
Kitchen Designer
Kitchen Manager
Meeting Planner
Purchasing Agent/Buyer
Resort Manager
Restaurant Manager
Resort Manager
Revenues Manager
Rooms Division Manager
Sales Manager
Sales Representative
Test Kitchen Administrator 
Theme Park Manager
Tour Operations
Travel Agency Manager


Merchandising Concentration

Prepares students for careers in retail store management, purchase and allocate inventories, direct visual merchandising teams, and represent branded products.

Career Titles

Account representative 
Apparel Import/Export Specialists
Apparel Manufacturer’s Representative
Assistant Buyer
Brand Inventory Planner
Customer Relations
Comparison Shopper/ratings
Product Review
District Sales Manager
Distribution Director
Regional Sales Manager
Facilities Manager
Fashion Copywriter
Furniture & Floor Sales 
Interior Design Sales
Inventory Allocation

Home Shopping Network Team
Jewelry Merchandise Planner
Licensing Director
Commercial Lighting Sales
Loss Prevention Operations
Mall Manager
Market Analysis
Museum Curator - Costume Collection
Career Wear Consultant
Property Manager
Purchasing Agent
Retail Store Manager
Retail Sales Associate-Accessories
Retail Sales Associate-Apparel/Footwear
Textile Laboratory Assistant
Web Site Sales