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Family and Consumer Science - Merchandising and Design, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

N.C A&T's degrees and advanced online certification program in Family and Consumer Science bring an interdisciplinary focus on consumerism and the marketplace with an overriding goal: Helping individuals and families lead satisfying lives. Coursework ranges from nutrition to family financial planning and many points in between. Family and Consumer Science (The MAT option only is available online).

Because of its dual focus on both merchandising and design, the curriculum provides a broad perspective on both the business and creative aspects of the clothing and textiles industries, thus preparing students for a wide array of professional opportunities. Fashion X-Cetera provides members with opportunities to develop their leadership skills outside the classroom and gain exposure to the apparel industry through field trips, guest speakers at meetings, and mentorships with alumni.

Career

The Family and Consumer Science - Merchandising and Design from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University prepares students for a wide array of careers in the softgoods industry, including: apparel product development; fashion show and event planning; private label design; fashion photography; retail buying; fashion merchandising and directing; trend forecasting; retail store management; fashion design and production; textile styling; visual merchandising; materials sourcing; and public relations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

  • The fashion merchandising and design experience at N.C. A&T extends well beyond classroom instruction to produce well-rounded professionals who are prepared for leadership roles in the softgoods industries. 
  • Hands-on learning is stressed throughout, in design labs, internships, field trips, community service and participation in Fashion X-Cetera, a student organization. 
  • Students are expected to enter the program with basic apparel construction skills, writing and speaking skills, and a desire and commitment to improve.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • International students must meet all criteria for unconditional acceptance into a degree program of study at North Carolina A&T and provide documented proof of ability to meet financial responsibilities associated with enrollment and living expenses.
  • Standardized Testing Scores (ACT, SAT) must be officially reported to N.C. A&T by the testing agency.
  • Submit Official Transcripts. Transcripts should be sent officially to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, signed and sealed, via postal mail. 
  • Submit Application Fee. A non-refundable application fee payment of $60 is required to complete your admissions application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8525 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    3540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1770 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Greensboro

  • 1001 - 1540 USD/month
    Living Costs

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