The Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design at Cornell University is unique in the Ivy League. The undergraduate program combines a strong liberal arts foundation with excellent training in apparel or fiber science, depending upon the student's concentration. Graduate students take courses across the university in personalized research programs. FSAD attracts top faculty and students.
Our multidisciplinary approach combines design, art, biology, chemistry, engineering and social science concepts and methods. The department faculty seek to educate students about these topics with the long term goal of effecting change in design, in materials, in people's health and well being, in manufacturing, in economic vitality, and in the environment.