We prepare you for professional practice in a range of consumer businesses and industries. Graduates of our programs are employed in fashion designing, apparel design, property management, consulting, and education.


design for living

Design for Living

USA Today has ranked Virginia Tech as the nation’s best for majoring in family, consumer, and human sciences.

The ranking category spans all the majors in the Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management: consumer studies, family and consumer sciences, fashion merchandising and design, property management, and residential environments and design. View More Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management Stories.

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