Undergraduate study in the Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design at Cornell University is unique in the Ivy League. The program combines a strong liberal arts foundation with excellent training in apparel or fiber science, depending upon the student's concentration. 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.
There are three options for a Bachelor of Science Degree:
The Honors Program recognizes the highest level of academic achievement among Cornell students. The Honors Program is a rigorous and rewarding endeavor. Though the application process begins in your junior year, in order to be successful it is important that you begin to plan for honors research carefully, even as a freshman and sophomore. Contact the Undergraduate Program Coordinator for more information.