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The Department of Retail, Merchandising and Product Development (RMPD) consisting of nearly 800 majors—one of the largest programs of this kind in the United States—participate in an industry-savvy curriculum producing graduates who can contribute immediately to the retail and retail-related companies who hire them.

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RMPD Major

The RMPD undergraduate program offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Retail, Merchandising and Product Development (RMPD), which integrates an understanding of design, textiles, and retail merchandising—the necessary components in bringing products from concept to consumer. The Retail Merchandising and Product Development major (RMPD) prepares men and women for executive training programs and other entry-level retail merchandising and product development positions within a diverse range of retail and retail-related businesses.

For requirements on applying to the program, curriculum, and academic map, visit Admission Information for Retail, Merchandising and Product Development.


The Retail, Merchandising, and Product Development Internship Program has been successfully placing interns in real-world work experiences for over 35 years and works with an amazing list of internship partners that includes over 250 outstanding companies across the nation and around the world.

As a required course in the Retail Merchandising and Product Development major, your internship experience will be coordinated by Ms. Roxanne Parker, The internship is carefully structured to ensure a meaningful experience and is also faculty-supervised for your protection.

The opportunities are endless to prepare for a successful career- from retail operations to sourcing, to buying and planning, to public relations, media, and product development service and industry organizations. You can pursue opportunities at both the corporate and business field levels.

The RMPD Internship Program has enjoyed a 100% placement rate over the years- with many interns accepting permanent positions as a result of their internship placement, or with the offer of their internship position.

We would love to talk to you about internship and career opportunities in the exciting world of RMPD Internship Block Application.

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An esteemed roster of faculty enables students an opportunity to study topics with professional researchers who share their interest.

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