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


View Photos from the 2024 Color Me Kentucky Spring Fashion Show

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Student-led ‘Color Me Kentucky’ raises thousands for UK department through 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 Information

Vanessa Jackson, Ph.D.
Department Chair

102 Erikson Hall Lexington, KY 40506-0050

+1 (859) 257-4917