Home Furnishings Merchandising

Want a career that allows you to explore and express your creative side as well as apply your business skills? Then a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Furnishing Merchandising is right for you. The University of North Texas is one of the few universities in the nation that offers this degree program.

As a home furnishing merchandiser, you may be involved in creating, developing, sourcing, manufacturing and merchandising products within the broad categories of home furnishings and decorative accessories. Your career path could lead to work with:

  • Furniture and decorative accessories companies
  • Home builders
  • Home centers
  • Manufacturers
  • Sales representatives
  • Showroom management

Our graduates work at many of the home furnishings and decorative accessory-related companies in the region as well as at home centers for major national retailers, at specially companies, in their own business or in wholesale showrooms.

The Home Furnishings Merchandising program will teach you how to apply merchandising strategies in a consumer-driven global market. Faculty members work closely with professionals in the Dallas-Fort Worth home furnishings industry tailoring the program to meet the profession’s needs.

Our program utilizes the latest technology in the classroom, including several computer-aided design programs.

By enrolling in classes with other Merchandising majors, you gain an understanding of the growing industry phenomenon of brand extension across apparel and home furnishing products.

As a Home Furnishings Merchandising major you will take courses in:

  • Advanced merchandising applications
  • Aesthetics and environment
  • Computer-aided design
  • Consumer studies
  • Decorative accessories merchandising
  • Profit centered merchandising
  • Global home furnishing industries
  • Kitchen and bath planning
  • Buying and allocation
  • Promotion
  • Survey of historic and contemporary styles
  • Textiles for home furnishings

You will develop drawing skills using hand and computer methods, create and interpret floor plans, learn to estimate for materials and finishes, and apply basic business and merchandising principles. The college also requires an internship to be completed before graduation.

The Merchandising department is a recipient of the American Textile Manufacturers Institute Award for Excellence for its innovative and exemplary programs and research.

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College of Merchandising, Hospitality & Tourism
1155 Union Circle, #311100
Denton, TX 76203-5017 USA
Voice: 940-565-2436
Fax: 940.565.4348
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