Undergraduate

Whether you’re looking for a degree in fashion development, chemical processing, or anything in between, you’ll find it in the College of Textiles. All of our undergraduate programs are Bachelor of Science degrees that begin with strong fundamental textile courses and move into the various specialty areas listed below.

FASHION AND TEXTILE MANAGEMENT

The Fashion and Textile Management program consists of the three unique concentrations listed below.

  • Textile Brand Management and Marketing: Learn how to position products and services for success in the marketplace, particularly in the fashion, retail and textile industries. You’ll study branding strategies, consumer and product trends, licensed products and global marketplace dynamics.
  • Fashion Development and Product Management: Focus on design and development of fashion products, from jeans to bridal gowns. You’ll use trend analysis, coloration, silhouette selection and other tactics to develop fashions that appeal to consumers.
  • Retail and Supply Chain Management in Textiles: Gain a broad perspective into the industry, from textile production to retail sales. You’ll solve problems and develop strategies to make the process more effective and cost-efficient. This concentration covers merchandising and logistics and distribution strategies to bring the product to the consumer.

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FASHION AND TEXTILE DESIGN

The College of Textiles prepares graduates for creative positions in Fashion and Textile Design through coursework linked with the global design community, other academic institutions, and industry. Students gain knowledge and hands-on experience using industry-specific technologies in an educational environment similar to that found in today’s textile and apparel complex.

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POLYMER AND COLOR CHEMISTRY

The Polymer and Color Chemistry Program combines core physical science subjects with a focus in a number of important applied chemistry related fields. Polymer and Color Chemistry students will have the opportunity to get hands-on training on state-of-the-art technology, which includes plasma machinery to apply high performance finishes for performance fabrics, analytical instrumentation for forensic analysis and medical applications, synthesis of colorants, radiometers and spectrophotometers for analysis of electromagnetic spectra as well as production and analysis of nano-compounds.
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TEXTILE ENGINEERING

The Textile Engineering Program is an interdisciplinary curriculum drawing on diverse science and engineering principles. Textile Engineering students develop a unique background, which allows them to pursue undergraduate research, summer intern experiences, and design projects ranging from artificial blood vessel development, to the design of novel water filtration units for remote villages, to structures for protecting astronauts from radiation while on the moon.
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TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY

The Textile Technology Program is a comprehensive academic program that interweaves basic knowledge of fiber materials, science and technologies relevant to fiber processing with product design and development throughout the curriculum. Textile Technology students are prepared for careers in the new global business environment in design, development and manufacture of products in a variety of applications such as aerospace, medicine, architecture, automotive, apparel, sports and many others.
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