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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


Requirements 18 credits


  •  FAS 1070- Management Aspects of the Fashion Industry
  •  FAS 1055- Legal Aspects of the Fashion Industry
  •  FAS 1006- Fashion Marketing
  •  ANT/ESP- 1120 Human Ecology
  •  ESP/GOV- 2160 Environmental Policy and Politics


  • FAS 1056- Fashion and Ethics
  • FAS 1083- Fashion Sustainability
  • FAS 1084- Social Responsibility in the Apparel Industry
  • ESP 1010- Principles of Ecology
  • ESP 2410- Practices of Sustainable Development


  • ESP/GOV 2500- Environmental Management and Decision
  • FAS 1065- Economic Issues in Fashion
  • FAS 1081- The Fashion Design Process
  • FAS 1080- Global Fashion Management
  • FAS 1075- Introduction to Fashion and Fashion Industry Careers
  • GEO 2001- Natural Resources and World Development

Contact Us

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Bent Hall Queens Room 421


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