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

The Minor requires a minimum of 16 credit hours of work within FSAD.

Course Requirements

In order to earn a minor in Fiber Science, a student must complete the following requirements:

FSAD 1350      Fibers, Fabrics and Finishes [3]
AND
FSAD 1360      Fiber and Yarn Analysis Laboratory [1]

FSAD 3350      Fiber Science  [3]

FSAD 4360      Fiber Chemistry [3]

Additional Coursework:

One FSAD Fiber Science course at the 3000 or 4000 level [3]

One FSAD Fiber Science course at the 6000 level  (Many are offered alternate years.)  [3]       
OR
Two FSAD Fiber Science courses at the 6000 level (Many are offered alternate years.) [6]

TOTAL Credits required [16]   

Admission Requirements

  1. Students complete the Intention to Minor form to be given preference for admission to Fiber Science courses that are oversubscribed. Forms are available from the Undergraduate Coordinator at 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 Fiber Science course enrollment, a form must have been submitted prior to the semester in which enrollment is desired. Formally declaring intent to minor in Fiber Science does not guarantee that a student will be able to take a given Fiber Science 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 Fiber Science advisor. Only Fiber Science courses may be used to satisfy the requirement of the minor. Direct questions about specific courses to fsad_dus@cornell.edu.
  4. Students must earn a grade of B- or better in each course required by the minor.
  5. During the semester in which you are planning to graduate, submit a copy of the Application to Graduate with a Minor in Fiber Science form, and an unofficial copy of your transcript by March 15th to T57 HEB or send to fsad_dus@cornell.edu. 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 Fiber Science.

Fashion Design and Management students are not allowed to obtain the Fiber Science Minor.

Questions should be addressed to the Undergraduate Program Coordinator.