Retailing and Tourism Managment
School of Human Environmental Sciences
318 Erikson Hall
Lexington, KY 40506-0050
The Bachelor of Science in Merchandising, Apparel, and Textiles incorporates research and problem solving techniques, business strategies, and consumer trends into a curriculum focused on a variety of merchandising, apparel, and textiles fields such as, Sourcing, Product Development, Marketing, Visual Merchandising, Buying and Planning, and Retail Management. Graduates of the program are equipped for careers in an international or domestic market ranging from buying to retail entrepreneurship.
The Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management and Tourism integrates service management principles, marketing techniques, and sound financial management into a curriculum focused on managing facilities and operations in a variety of hospitality and tourism settings such as, Food & Beverage, Lodging, Attractions, Convention and Meeting Planning, Non-Profit Management, and Special Event Coordinating. The hospitality and tourism industries are rapidly growing; as the United States’ second largest employer, a degree in Hospitality Management and Tourism provides many career opportunities for graduates.
Undergraduate programs in the School of Human Environmental Sciences are accredited through the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS). Learn more about this accreditation via the AAFCS website.