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SDSU Brookings Campus Weather Related Announcement

The South Dakota State University campus will be closing from 5 p.m. on Friday, March 31 until 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, due to the Blizzard Warning that will go into effect 7 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. on Saturday morning.  SDSU will then return to the normal weekend schedule on Saturday morning. Only essential employees as deemed by their supervisors will report to work during the closure hours. On Friday morning, ensure you continue to monitor the weather and work with your supervisor or instructor on your individual travel concerns. For additional closure information please check the Emergency Management website

Fashion Studies & Retail Merchandising (B.S.)

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Fashion Studies and Retail Merchandising is the perfect major for students who would like to spend their career in one of many roles in the dynamic, ever-changing fashion industry. Careers such as store or department manager, buyer or visual merchandiser are typical. Students in Fashion Study and Retail Merchandising acquire a broad knowledge of people and their behavior, an understanding of the world at large and technical knowledge and skills to select fabrics and plan and produce fashion goods. A special feature of the Fashion Studies and Retail Merchandising program at SDSU is our cooperative arrangement with the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) located in New York City. Students may spend one year studying fashion in New York while applying those classes directly to their bachelor's degree at SDSU. At the same time, they earn an associate degree from FIT.

An 8-week (300 hour) full-time summer practicum compatible with career goals is a program requirement.

Check out program requirements for the Fashion Studies and Retail Merchandising.

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