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Retailing and Tourism Management at University of Kentucky

Our goal is to blend creativity and business components to provide students with the most current application of technology and professional strategies used in service industries.

Our Degree Programs

Our department offers students two pathways for degree focus, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels: Hospitality Management and Tourism and Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles.

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Hospitality Management and Tourism

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

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Merchandising, Apparel, and Textiles

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

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Retailing and Tourism Management

Master of Science (M.S.)

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News & Announcements

Students walks down the runway at the Color Me Kentucky spring fashion show

View Photos from the 2022 Color Me Kentucky Spring Fashion Show

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News Graphics for the Color Me Kentucky Fashion Show for 2022

Watch Highlights from the 2022 Color Me Kentucky Spring Fashion Show

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The Human Cost of Fast Fashion: Hosted by the Gaines Center for Humanities and RTM

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Contact Us

Academic Coordinator: Amber Gray-Kurz

RTM Chair: Dr. Vanessa P. Jackson

Director of Graduate Studies: Dr. Scarlett Wesley

Director of Undergraduate Studies: Dr. Jason Swanson


Contact Information

Vanessa Jackson, Ph.D.
Department Chair

102 Erikson Hall Lexington, KY 40506-0050

+1 (859) 257-4917