Faculty and professional advisors are committed to helping all students succeed. Students in the Apparel Merchandising and Product Development program receive advising from AMPD faculty and from the College of Education and Human Development's Undergraduate Student Services office, which provides a variety of services to assist students in meeting their personal and professional goals.
The Apparel Merchandising and Product Development major is a four-year program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Apparel Merchandising and Product Development degree. Students must select and complete one of two options: the marketing minor, or one year of study at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
Entrance to the Program
Admission to the program is contingent upon admission to Bowling Green State University. The BGSU Office of Admissions has an online application form.
Approximately 60 percent of BGSU students receive financial aid. The Student Financial Aid office works with students and their families to determine individual eligibility for financial aid at BGSU.
Services and Resources
The AMPD program is housed primarily in the Family and Consumer Sciences building. The building has five AMPD labs and classrooms. In addition, the program uses the College of Education and Human Development computer lab for its computer classes.
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There are approximately 270 students enrolled in the AMPD program. About 65 students enter the program each year.
Study abroad opportunities are available in cities such as London, Florence, and Paris. These international exposures allow students to see and experience the global nature of the apparel industry.
Unique Characteristics of the Program
Students in the Apparel Merchandising and Product Development major have the opportunity to choose between two options. One option is to complete the marketing minor on campus, the other is to spend one year studying at the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) in New York City. Students who apply and are accepted at F.I.T. select one of two programs of study, Advertising and Marketing Communications, or Textile Development and Marketing.
AMPD students participate in a co-op program to gain experience working with buyers, store managers, or product developers. Students have completed co-op experiences in a number of cities including Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo, Cincinnati, Chicago, New York City, and London.