Academic and research programs are organized into four major streams.
Robust internships are in place to enhance the student experience and ensure strong career opportunities. This unique program provides hands-on experiences with consumer behavior, multichannel retail environments, merchandise strategy, cultural practices and customs, apparel design, computer-aided design, technical design, fashion show production, and event organization, fabric conservation, museum management and fiber and fabric testing. Capstone retail merchandising and apparel design programs take students to high-profile venues. Basic research is being conducted on how bio-based fibers and specialized fabrics, and 3D technology to address basic human needs.