Textiles, Merchandising, Fashion Design (Merchandising)College of Education and Human Sciences

What you will learn

Merchandising integrates the application of management principles, the science of chemistry and the perspective of history in a rich, challenging learning environment. State-of-the-industry software including inventory control information systems, spread-sheet analysis and 3D Visual Merchant prepare students for a career in a technology-dominated workplace.

Career Opportunities

With a degree in Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design, careers and positions are possible in Wholesale & Retail Buyer, Retail Store Executive, Training Specialist, Sales Representative, Entrepreneur, Import/Exporter, Marketing & Promotion, Visual Merchandiser, Retail Promotion, or Product development.

The NEBRASKA difference

We are a nationally ranked, award winning program approved by the American Collegiate Retail Association and have nationally and internationally recognized faculty scholars in merchandizing, textile science and apparel and textile design. Student receive honors and awards at juried design competitions, and gain hands-on experiences through study tours, community service and internships with cooperating retailers, manufacturers and designers throughout the United States and abroad.

Internships / Clubs

Montage whose activities include:

  • Guest speakers
  • Planning for fashion shows and gallery exhibits
  • Fundraising and benefit events
  • Social events that grow close relationships between design, merchandising, and textile science majors

CEHS Ambassadors

  • Represent the department in college recruitment and social activities


The Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design is located in the Home Economics Building on East Campus. This facility contains computer labs with industry software, fully-equipped design studios, the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery, the International Quilt Study Center, and a historic textiles collection, ethnic dress and costume collection.