to the Department of Human-Centered Design (HCD).  We look forward to working together with you to change the world, by design. We are a unique combination of thought leaders in three majors within HCD :
Design + Environmental Analysis
Fashion Design & Management
Fiber Science

read this information in its entirety to prepare for your arrival at Cornell in August :

• Program Distinctions :    

curriculum information for your major 

• Suggested Schedules :     

Design + Environmental Analysis
Fashion Design
Fashion Design Management
Fiber Science        

• Computer Requirements :
be sure that your computer will meet the Department’s minimum requirements :

Windows Requirements :   (preferred)

-      Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC
-      RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit
-      Hard disk space: 16 GB for 32-bit OS or 20 GB for 64-bit OS
-      Graphics card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
-      Display: 800 x 600

MAC Requirements :

-      MacBook models from early 2015 or later
-      MacBook Air models from mid-2012 or later
-      MacBook Pro models from mid-2012 or later
-      Mac mini models from late 2012 or later
-      iMac models from late 2012 or later
-      iMac Pro (all models)
-      Mac Pro models from late 2013 (plus mid-2010 or mid-2012 models with certain Metal-capable graphics processor)

• Course Enrollment :        

we will directly enroll you in some courses for your major.  Please do not drop these courses as you try to schedule other courses since you could find yourself without a critical introductory course. 

Course enroll begins :
July 17 – 20, 2023

• Questions :                    

if you have questions contact :
Darin Gillenwater, our Undergraduate Coordinator

djg326@cornell.edu   or   607.255.3196

• Orientation :                       

learn more about orientation and advisors for your specific major

Can’t wait to meet you !

Rhonda Gilmore :  DEA                 
Director of Undergraduate Studies


Fran Kozen :  FSAD
Director of Undergraduate Studies