Fashion Industry's Science & Technology

B.S. in Fashion Industry's Science & Technology

Designing eco-friendly fashion for a global market

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Median Industry Pay (U.S. BLS 2023)

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Become a trend-setter by combining your interests in fashion, business and sustainability.

The B.S. in Fashion Industry's Science and Technology is for students with an eye for design, an acumen for trend-spotting, and an interest in sustainable fashion. Whether you want to explore the creative or business side of fashion, you'll learn practical, desirable skills in pattern making, sewing, textiles and art. By studying modern material development and cutting-edge technology, you'll be a leader in sustainable fashion practices, applying them to a career in textile design, style direction or fashion journalism. Our program also offers you the opportunity to study abroad in Italy and France with iconic industry brands.

The College of Agriculture, Life & Environmental Sciences offers $1 million in scholarships to our students! Combine these options with university scholarships and support from privately funded scholarships and you're well on your way to achieving your educational goals at a price you can afford.

Students in the Norton School of Human Ecology have exclusive access to nearly $230,000 program-specific scholarships, awarded from 35 different scholarships -- in addition to $230,000 in scholarships that are available to all or most CALES students.

A degree in Fashion Industry's Science & Technology prepares you for analytical and creative careers in design, marketing and business management. It can also serve as a springboard for graduate school. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for careers in fashion was $79,290 per year (2023).

Although your career possibilities are limitless, here are some example career paths our students follow:

  • Fashion Designer: create clothing, accessories, and footwear for unique markets.
  • Product Manager: lead the interaction between analytics and design to generate interest in products or services.
  • Creative Director: manage the visual style, strategy and images of fashion in magazines, newspapers, product packaging, video productions and more.
  • Fashion Journalist/Technical Writer: prepare instruction manuals, how-to guides, journal articles, and other supporting documents to communicate complex and technical information more easily.
  • Data Analyst: use analytical tools and techniques to uncover consumer insights and inform business decisions.

The B.S. in Fashion Industry's Science & Technology gives you access to one-of-a-kind courses that prepare you for an exciting career at the intersection of creativity and analytics, such as:

The Business of Fashion
The Influencer Phenomenon
Society Culture and Fashion Relationships
Ethics and Diversity in the News Media
Merchandise, Planning, & Control 
Fashion Trends in Time