Bachelor of Science in Home Furnishings Merchandising

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The Home Furnishings Merchandising degree at UNT is only one of a very few programs nation-wide that focuses specifically on the myriad of home furnishings products that continually arrive on the market. This multi-billion dollar industry is responsible for the creative, aesthetic and functional outcome of an entire innovative industry that is constantly analyzing information and transforming ideas into products to shape the home environment.

As a home furnishings merchandiser, graduates may be involved in creating, developing, sourcing, manufacturing and merchandising products within the broad categories of home furnishings and decorative accessories. Our dynamic program emphasizes product development, merchandising, and residential aesthetics, a program uniquely different from interior design.

By taking courses in decorative accessories, estimating, drawing and planning, consumer behavior, buying, sourcing, aesthetics, furniture industry, textiles, and historic furniture, students learn marketable skills that transcend industries. Competencies in creative problem solving, written and oral communication, trend analysis, consumer behavior, and flexibility make graduates of this program competitive in this growing field.

Graduates of the program pursue careers as:

  • Home accent and decorative accessory companies
  • Home builders
  • Home centers
  • Manufacturers
  • Wholesalers
  • Showrooms