The Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design (FSAD) offers a Fashion Study Minor to interested students.

The Minor requires a minimum of 12 credit hours of work, all of which must be within FSAD.

Course Requirements
In order to earn a minor in Fashion Study, a student must complete the following requirements:

One introductory course (3-4 credits) from the following:

FSAD 1140 Fashion Computer-Aided Design
FSAD 1170 Fashion Graphics
FSAD 1250 Fashion, Art & Design Thinking
FSAD 1350 Fibers, Fabrics, and Finishes

One course (3-4 credits) at the 2000 level:

FSAD 2190 Fashion, Beauty and Society
FSAD 2370 Structural Fabric Design – prerequisites: FSAD1350
FSAD 2310 Fashion Product Management
Or any other FSAD course at this level

One FSAD course (3-4 credits) at the 3000 level.

One FSAD course (3 credits) at the 4000 or 6000* level.

Note. *6000 level graduate courses are offered every other year. Please check with Undergraduate Coordinator, T57 HEB, fsad-dus@cornell.edu for schedule of graduate courses.

TOTAL Credits required: 12 - 15                                                             

Admission Requirements

  1. Students complete the Intention to Minor form to be given preference for admission to Fashion Study courses that are oversubscribed. Forms are available from the Undergraduate Coordinator in T57 HEB or from fsad-dus@cornell.edu.
  2. Submit the form any time after you have completed at least one of the courses required for the minor. Keep a copy of the form for reference. Note that to receive any consideration or priority in Fashion Study course enrollment, a form must have been submitted prior to the semester in which enrollment is desired. Formally declaring intent to minor in Fashion Study does not guarantee that a student will be able to take a given Fashion Study course in a given semester.
  3. Plan a course of study to complete minor requirements. Keeping track of courses required and completed toward the minor is the student’s responsibility; students will not be assigned a Fashion Design advisor. Only Fiber Science & Apparel Design courses may be used to satisfy the requirement of the minor. 
  4. Students must earn a grade of B- or better in courses required by the   minor.
  5. During the semester in which you are planning to graduate, request a a copy of the Application to Graduate with a Minor in Fashion Study form and submit it with an unofficial copy of your transcript by March 15th to room T57 HEB or fsad-dus@cornell.edu.
  6. After it has been verified that you have completed all of the requirements for the minor, your college registrar will be notified, and your final transcript will indicate that you are earned a minor in Fashion Study.

Fiber Science students are not allowed to obtain Fashion Studies Minor.

Questions should be addressed to the Undergraduate Program Coordinator.
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