Textiles, Apparel & Merchandising Major

What is Textiles, Apparel & Merchandising?

Clothing is a necessity in all of our daily lives. The textiles and apparel industry is constantly seeking new ways of creating and marketing better products that achieve higher levels of sustainability. Having the right problem solving abilities and creative mindset are crucial when entering the dynamic field. 

Why major in Textiles, Apparel & Merchandising At LSU?

Fashion and technology meet in the LSU Department of Textiles, Apparel Design & Merchandising. Students are equipped with advanced facilities and cutting-edge equipment to develop their personal style and influence textiles and apparel's design, development, and marketing.


The LSU Department of Textiles, Apparel Design & Merchandising offers a Bachelor of Science in textiles, apparel and merchandising with three areas of concentration. Within these concentrations, students will have an experience tailored to equip them with a competitive edge that is needed in the constantly changing fashion industry. 

Apparel Design

Students will have the opportunity to refine their skills and gain expertise in developing new apparel for the production process while using high-tech equipment. 

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Students will be given an in-depth look into the world of retail and merchandising and how those interact with the clothing industry. Students will also gain expertise in business strategy, consumer behavior, and management.

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Textile Science

Students who are interested in science and mathematics will find the perfect cross-over point in this concentration. They will learn to design develop and manufacture different types of fibers and fiber products that are currently used in the textile industry.

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Careers in Textiles, Apparel & Merchandising

The Department of Textiles, Apparel Design & Merchandising prepares students to enter this vast and changing world through creativity and an eye to the future. Our students pursue careers in design, product development, marketing, and much more.

Some career opportunities include:

Apparel Designer

Brand Manager

Costume Designer

Digital & E-Commerce Specialist

Fashion Consultant

Fashion Journalist

Market Analyst

Merchandise Planner

Retail Buyer

Retail Marketing Specialist

Textile Designer

Visual Merchandiser

Wholesale Account Representative


Companies hiring LSU Textiles, Apparel & Merchandising graduates

Model on fashion runway 

The textiles, apparel and merchandising major is housed in the LSU Department of Textiles, Apparel Design & Merchandising. Learn more about the department and its degree offerings.

LSU Department of Textiles, Apparel Design & Merchandising

Program Details

Department: Department of Textiles, Apparel Design & Merchandising

College: LSU College of Agriculture

Location: LSU, Baton Rouge


Bachelor of Science

degree plan

B.S. in Textiles, Apparel & Merchandising (4-year plan courses)


Textiles, Merchandising & Apparel Minor (Courses)

undergraduate contact

Erica Woolard
Administrative Coordinator IV


For more information

Visit the Future Students page to learn more or to contact a recruiter.

Next Step

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