Textile Science

Textile Science Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Textile Science integrates the development, acquisition, distribution and utilization of textiles. This option brings together the study of basic sciences and technologies, application of management principles, the perspective of history as well as the fine art of design in a rich, challenging learning environment.

Textile Science is a challenging field where research and diligence pay off in new technologies and innovative products that can improve the comfort, safety and convenience of consumers. The Textile Science option provides you with a broad knowledge base in both the physical and social sciences, as related to the study of textiles, clothing and design. Textile Science coursework is complimented by courses in merchandising, product development, and the historical, cultural and psychological aspects of textiles and dress. You may pursue a minor in chemistry by completing 24 credit hours in that area. This option will prepare you for advanced studies or a career in textiles and clothing such as production, testing or technical service.



Careers

  • Guilford Performance Textiles, Kenansville, NC (quality engineer)
  • Guangdong Esquel Textiles Co., Ltd., China (research and development)
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA (patent examiner)
  • Whirlpool Corp., Benton Harbor, MI (senior consumer scientist)
  • Cabela's corp. headquarters, Sidney, NE (textile & apparel designer, quality control, data management)
  • Huafu Top Dyed Melange Yarn Co., Ltd, China (general manager)
  • Freudenberg Nonwovens, Hopkinsville, NY (quality control engineer)

Application to this program

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Bachelor of Science 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
CHEM 109 General Chemistry I 4 cr
MATH 106 Calculus I 5 cr
TMFD 145 Color Studio: Theory and Practice 3 cr
TMFD 123 Clothing and Human Behavior 3 cr
TMFD 104 Computer Basics for TMFD 1 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
CHEM 110 General Chemistry II 4 cr
TMFD 112 Product Development I: Garment Assembly 3 cr
TMFD 144 Introduction to Design Theory and Criticism 3 cr
TMFD 146 Visualization Studio 3 cr
ENGL 150 or ENGL 151 3 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
AHIS 101 Cave Paintings to Cathedrals 3 cr
TMFD 206 Textiles 3 cr
TMFD 212 Product Development II: Apparel Analysis and Development 3 cr
STAT 218 Introduction to Statistics 3 cr
Select one course from the following: JGEN 120, JGEN 200, JGEN 220, COMM 286 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
AHIS 102 Renaissance to Modern Art 3 cr
ECON 200 Economic Essentials and Issues 3 cr
TMFD 213 Merchandising I: Textile and Apparel Industry 3 cr
PSYC 181 Introduction to Psychology 4 cr
CHEM 221 Elementary Quantitative Analysis 4 cr
Total Credits 17

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
TMFD 407/807 History of Costume 3 cr
TMFD 405/805 Advanced Textiles 3 cr
Select from: ACCT, BLAW, CHEM, CSCE, ECON, ENTR, FINA, MATH, MIST, MNGT, MRKT, or PHYS 3 cr
CHEM 251 Organic Chemistry I 3 cr
CHEM 253 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 1 cr
Total Credits 13
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
TMFD 410/810 Socio-Psychological Aspects of Clothing 3 cr
Select from: ACCT, BLAW, CHEM, CSCE, ECON, ENTR, FINA, MATH, MIST, MNGT, MRKT, or PHYS 3 cr
CHEM 471/871 Physical Chemistry 4 cr
TMFD 216, TMFD 313, TMFD 408, TMFD 425, TMFD 492, TMFD 498 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 16
Summer Sessions
Course Credit Hours
TMFD 498 or TMFD 492 2 cr
Total Credits 2

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
TMFD 412/812 Product Development IV: Trend Analysis and Product Conceptualization 3 cr
TMFD 422/822 International Textile and Apparel Sourcing 3 cr
Electives 4 cr
TMFD 216, TMFD 313, TMFD 408, TMFD 425, TMFD 492, TMFD 498 3 cr
Total Credits 13
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
TMFD 406/806 Textile Testing and Evaluation 3 cr
TMFD 428/828 Coloration 3 cr
TMFD 499 Undergraduate Research 3 cr
Electives 3 cr
Total Credits 12
PLEASE NOTE

This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic adviser. Advisers also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.