Undergraduate Majors

This information is intended to help you learn more about the Textiles & Clothing and Fiber & Polymer Science majors.

The Division of Textiles and Clothing at UC Davis is unique in its commitment to the integration of physical and social science curricula.

B.S. in Textiles and Clothing

The Textiles and Clothing Major emphasizes the connections among a) the physical characteristics of textiles products, b) human perceptions of and behavior toward these products, and c) global economic trends affecting the textiles/ apparel marketplace. An integrative knowledge base links textile products with people and processes, to focus on the production, distribution, and consumer use of textiles and apparel.

The Textiles and Clothing major has two options: Textile Science and Marketing/Economics. The Textile Science option provides students with a broad base of knowledge in both the social and physical sciences. This base includes production, end-use applications, care of textiles and apparel, physical and chemical properties of textiles, and social-psychological and economic aspects of textiles and clothing. The Marketing/Economics option emphasizes social science and business coursework, while also providing students with an awareness of the physical nature of textile products.

B.S. in Fiber & Polymer Science

The Fiber and Polymer Science major is concerned with polymer science, especially as it pertains to the physical, chemical, and structural properties of fibers and fabrics, and to textile dyeing and finishing. Students in this major take a common core of course work in chemistry, physics, and mathematics coupled with social science-humanities courses, and depth subject matter in fiber and polymer science, statistics, and technical writing.

Undergraduate Program Coordinator: 
Tiffany Johnson
530-754-8368 or 530-752-4417