Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles 

College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

Department of Apparel, Merchandising, Design, and Textiles

Learn how to develop apparel, textile, and fashion products from concept to consumer in a global market, with a foundation in industry practices and business principles. 


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Degree Types:

  • Bachelor's
  • Master's


  • Largest and most comprehensive 4-year apparel and textile program in the Pacific Northwest 
  • Fully equipped apparel design studios, a visual merchandising studio, photo studio, apparel tech and digital lab, and textile teaching and research lab 
  • Work closely with nationally and internationally recognized faculty  
  • Industry study tours and opportunities to study abroad 


Apparel Design focuses on design fundamentals, illustration and presentation methods, computer aided design, tailoring and garment construction techniques, fashion forecasting, and more. 

Merchandising teaches you the planning, buying, shipping, and selling of merchandise in manufacturing, trade, or retail organizations.  


With an Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles degree, you can work in: 

  • Apparel and textile design 
  • Pattern making 
  • Fashion illustration and graphic design 
  • Wardrobe consulting 
  • Retail management and entrepreneurship 
  • Market analysis 
  • Visual merchandising 

Transfer Students

WSU accepts credit from Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and CLEP exams, associate degrees, Running Start and more.  

You’re considered a transfer student at WSU if you’ve received college credit post-high school.  

Use our Transfer Course Search Tool to determine what courses you need to take at your current institution to transition to WSU smoothly. 

Admission to WSU and admission to your desired major are two separate processes. Contact your academic department for specific requirements and prerequisites unique to your major.   


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Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) to be considered for scholarships, grants, loans, and other forms of aid. 

Internships, Jobs, and Work-study

Find hundreds of student-friendly jobs, internships, and work-study opportunities with our WSU student job board, Handshake. You can also check with departments for internships specific to a major. 

Get advice and learn more at the Academic Success and Career Center. 

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