The Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design averages over 400 undergraduate students and more than 50 graduate students. To learn more about the focus of the department, read our common purpose statement. We offer the following academic programs:
- Bachelor of science in apparel and textiles (apparel design or apparel marketing specializations)
- Bachelor of science in interior design
- Graduate Programs
The Department promotes success among its faculty, students and alumni through high standards and expectations:
- Our programs share a common responsibility to teach within a human ecological framework and to give considerable attention to environmental ethics and social responsibility within the disciplines and professions we represent.
- Our faculty members share a commitment to excellence in scholarship in its many diverse forms including discovery, integration, application, and teaching.
- Our students in all programs are encouraged to become active learners and take advantage of diverse learning experiences including internships, study abroad, field trips, and study tours.
These high standards have resulted in our programs receiving national recognitions, our students and faculty winning numerous national awards, and our graduates earning top positions in national companies across the globe.
- Fashion marketing program ranked in top 10 nationally
- Kansas State University has been named one of the top 10 fashion marketing schools in the country. The apparel marketing option in the apparel and textiles program in the department of apparel, textiles and interior design was ranked No. 10 out of more than 200 fashion schools by Fashion-Schools.org. The group also selected the College [...]
- Phi Kappa Phi selects Human Ecology standouts
- A dozen College of Human Ecology students were among the nearly 100 at Kansas State University selected for membership in Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society. They are second semester juniors in the upper 7.5 percent of their class, seniors in the upper 10 percent of their class, [...]
- Courtney Taylor receives NEWH scholarship
- Courtney Taylor, third year interior design student in the College of Human Ecology, has been selected as a recipient of the NEWH Icon of the Industry 2013 Scholarship. The scholarship award is $5,000. Founded in 1984, NEWH is an international non-profit organization, with 18 chapters and 6 affiliated areas, which links professionals from every facet [...]