FSAD offers a Minor in Fiber Science that requires a minimum of 12 to 13 credit hours of work within FSAD. There can be no substitution of the required courses for the minor. You will need to complete the Application to graduate with a Minor in Fiber Science. Please contact the Undergraduate Program Coordinator for more information if you intend to minor in Fiber Science. Declaring intent to minor will grant you access to department communication as well as some priority in course enrollment.
In order to earn a minor in Fiber Science, a student must complete the following requirements:
FSAD 1350 Fibers, Fabrics and Finishes AND FSAD 1360 Fiber and Yarn Analysis Laboratory
FSAD 2370 Structural Fabric Design
FSAD 3320 Product Quality Assessment
as well as
FSAD 3350 Fiber Science
FSAD 4360 Fiber Chemistry
One of the Following
FSAD 4660 Textiles, Apparel and Innovation
FSAD 6160 Rheology of Solids: Dynamic Mechanical Analysis of Fibers and Polymers
FSAD 6200 Physical Properties of Fiber-Forming Polymers and Fibers
FSAD 6260 The Chemistry of Textile Finishes and Dyeing
FSAD 6660 Fiber Formation: Theory and Practice
Students complete the Intention to Minor in Fiber Science form to be given preference for admission to Fiber Science courses that are oversubscribed. Forms are available from the Undergraduate Program Coordinator.
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.
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 courses may be used to satisfy the requirement of the minor.
Students must earn a grade of B- or better in each course required by the minor.
No later than 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 the Class Drop date to room T57 HEB. 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 have earned a minor in Fiber Science.
Fashion Design and Management students are not allowed to obtain the Fiber Science Minor.