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Fashion Industry Sustainability Minor

The minor focuses on the future of sustainable fashion. The minor provides awareness of environmental and ethical concerns associated with the fashion industry.

Are you excited by fashion?  Do you watch fashion shows or movies? Do you follow your favorite streetwear designers? Do you sketch whenever you can and imagine your brand on garments you help to create? If you answer yes to any of these questions, there is a minor, actually two, here for you!

The Collins College of Professional Studies at St. John’s University offers many professional programs in exciting, in-demand fields.  Among these is Fashion Studies which at St. John’s Collins’ College focuses on global fashion and its many opportunities for employment.  The College knows that often students want to combine their interests in more than one academic field; so, in Fashion Studies, it offers two minor area programs for students majoring in a non-fashion field; the Fashion Studies Minor and the Fashion Industry Sustainability Minor.  The minors are open to students in any major at the University.  Students studying in diverse majors can add a Fashion Studies minor to their preparation, becoming more specialized;  as a student majoring in Risk Management and Insurance said when his professor asked him why he had chosen a fashion studies minor:  “someone has to sell insurance to the fashion industry, and it might as well be me.” And as one of our fashion industry speakers said to her student audience, “There is a place in the fashion industry for students in every major!”

Degree Type
Area of Interest
Sport, Hospitality & Fashion
Associated Colleges or Schools
Program Location
  • Queens Campus
Required Credit Hours


FAS 1083, 1084, ESP 2410
9 credits from FAS 1006, 1055, 1056, 1070, 1065, 1075, 1080, 1081, ESP 1010,  ESP/ANT 1120,  GDS 100, GDS 2000, GEO 2001, ITA 1390.

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