B.Sc. On Campus

Fashion Merchandising

Northern Illinois University

48 months
18932 USD/year
9466 USD/year
9466 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Students of this Fashion Merchandising major at Northern Illinois University have a variety of career opportunities related to marketing and retailing apparel and related products. Careers include various aspects of product development, purchasing, distribution, quality control, promotion and the management of human resources. The major also provides a basis for graduate study.


The Fashion Merchandising major at Northern Illinois University provides students with product knowledge of textiles and apparel as well as an understanding of socioeconomic influences and managerial and business skills relevant to marketing textiles and apparel products. Students are encouraged to consider a minor in business administration or marketing.


Below is just a sample of the many job possibilities for the individual with a Bachelor of Science degree in Fashion Merchandising.

  • Product development designer
  • Fashion stylist
  • General or divisional merchandise manager
  • Buyer or assistant buyer
  • Planner
  • Allocator
  • Visual merchandise

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fiber and Fabric Analysis 
  • Introduction to the Fashion Industry 
  • Design Trends in Western Costume 
  • Merchandising Promotion 
  • Professional Development for Fashion Merchandising 
  • Apparel Products Analysis 
  • Merchandising Mathematics 
  • Omni-Channel Fashion Retailing 
  • Economics of Apparel and Textile Industries 
  • Consumer Behavior Related to Apparel 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • High school diploma: You must have graduated by the time you start at NIU in order to be admitted
  • Grades: You must have passing grades equivalent to a U.S. C+ average on all transcripts and/or exam scores
  • A completed NIU application
  • A $40 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all high schools attended
  • ACT/SAT score

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    18932 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9466 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    9466 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4733 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    9466 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4733 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for DeKalb

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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