Fiber & Polymer Science

(College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

Faculty. https://textiles.ucdavis.edu/faculty

(College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

Faculty. https://textiles.ucdavis.edu/faculty

The Major Program

The Fiber and Polymer Science major is concerned with the physical, chemical, and structural properties of fibers and polymers and how these relate to fiber and polymer performance and end-use.

The Program. All students in this major take a common core of course work in chemistry, physics, and mathematics, and depth subject matter in fiber and polymer science, organic and physical chemistry, and technical writing. In the restricted electives, students select courses from areas such as computer science and mathematics, chemistry, marketing and management, material and advanced fiber and polymer science, and textiles.

Career Alternatives. The major prepares the student for a career in a wide range of industries in the areas of research and development, technical marketing and management, production, quality control, and science teaching (on completion of an additional year in the teaching credential program). The companies employing Fiber and Polymer Science graduates are in the fiber, polymer, industrial product, textile and/or chemical business. Graduates are prepared to enter the graduate program in textiles or agricultural and environmental chemistry with a specialization in fiber and polymer chemistry, fiber and materials science and polymer engineering programs at other universities.

Major Advisor. Y. L. Hsieh (Textiles and Clothing)

Advising Center for the major is located in 1204 RMI south 530-752-3250 or 129B Everson Hall 530-754-8368.

Preparatory Subject Matter
Units: 52-55
CHE 002A
General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHE 002B
General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHE 002C
General Chemistry (Active)
5
ECS 015
Introduction to Computers (Active)
4
or
ECS 030
Programming and Problem Solving (Discontinued)
4
MAT 016A
Short Calculus (Active)
3
MAT 016B
Short Calculus (Active)
3
MAT 016C
Short Calculus (Active)
3
or
MAT 021A
Calculus (Active)
4
MAT 021B
Calculus (Active)
4
MAT 021C
Calculus (Active)
4
PHY 007A
General Physics (Active)
4
PHY 007B
General Physics (Active)
4
PHY 007C
General Physics (Active)
4
or
PHY 009A
Classical Physics (Active)
5
PHY 009B
Classical Physics (Active)
5
PHY 009C
Classical Physics (Active)
5
STA 013
Elementary Statistics (Active)
4
or
PLS 120
Applied Statistics in Agricultural Sciences (Active)
4
TXC 006
Introduction to Textiles (Active)
4
and
TXC 008
The Textiles and Apparel Industries (Active)
4
or
ENG 045
Properties of Materials (Active)
4
Depth Subject Matter
Units: 37-39
TXC 163
Textile Coloration and Finishing (Active)
3
TXC 163L
Textile Coloration and Finishing Laboratory (Active)
1
FPS 100
Principles of Polymer Materials Science (Active)
3
FPS 150
Polymer Syntheses and Reactions (Active)
3
FPS 161
Structure and Properties of Fibers (Active)
3
FPS 161L
Textile Chemical Analysis Laboratory (Active)
1
FPS 180A
Introduction to Research in Fiber and Polymer Science (Active)
2
FPS 180B
Introduction to Research in Fiber and Polymer Science (Active)
2
CHE 128A
Organic Chemistry (Active)
3
CHE 128B
Organic Chemistry (Active)
3
CHE 128C
Organic Chemistry (Active)
3
CHE 129A
Organic Chemistry Laboratory (Active)
2
CHE 129B
Organic Chemistry Laboratory (Active)
2
CHE 110A
Physical Chemistry: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (Active)
4
CHE 110C
Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics, Equilibria and Kinetics (Active)
4
or
CHE 107A
Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences (Active)
3
CHE 107B
Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences (Active)
3
Restricted Electives
Units: 30
Choose 30 units:
30
Computer Science and Mathematics:
 
PLS 021
Application of Computers in Technology (Active)
3
MAT 022A
Linear Algebra (Active)
3
MAT 022B
Differential Equations (Active)
3
Chemistry:
 
CHE 108
Molecular Biochemistry (Active)
3
CHE 115
Instrumental Analysis (Active)
4
CHE 121
Introduction to Molecular Structure and Spectra (Active)
4
CHE 124A
Inorganic Chemistry: Fundamentals (Active)
3
CHE 124B
Inorganic Chemistry: Main Group Elements (Active)
3
CHE 124C
Inorganic Chemistry: d and f Block Elements (Active)
3
CHE 131
Modern Methods of Organic Synthesis (Active)
3
Marketing/Management:
 
ARE 100A
Intermediate Microeconomics: Theory of Production and Consumption (Active)
4
ARE 100B
Intermediate Microeconomics: Imperfect Competition, Markets and Welfare Economics (Active)
4
ARE 113
Fundamentals of Marketing Management (Active)
4
ARE 136
Managerial Marketing (Active)
4
ARE 157
Analysis for Operations and Production Management (Active)
4
ECN 001A
Principles of Microeconomics (Active)
4
ECN 001B
Principles of Macroeconomics (Active)
4
STA 103
Applied Statistics for Business and Economics (Active)
4
Material and Advanced Fiber/Polymer Science:
 
EAE 137
Structural Composites (Active)
4
ENG 104
Mechanics of Materials (Active)
4
ENG 104L
Mechanics of Materials Laboratory (Active)
1
TXC 250A (Discontinued 1998)
3
TXC 250B (Discontinued 1999)
3
TXC 250C (Discontinued 1999)
3
TXC 250D (Discontinued 1998)
3
TXC 250E (Discontinued 1998)
3
TXC 250F (Discontinued 1998)
3
TXC 290
Seminar (Active)
1
TXC 293
Recent Advances in Textiles (Active)
3
Textiles:
 
TXC 162
Textile Fabrics (Active)
3
TXC 162L
Textile Fabrics Laboratory (Active)
1
TXC 164
Principles of Apparel Production (Active)
3
TXC 165
Textile Processes (Active)
3
TXC 173
Principles of Fashion Marketing (Active)
3
TXC 174
Introduction to World Trade in Textiles and Clothing (Active)
4
Total: 119-124

(College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

Faculty. https://textiles.ucdavis.edu/faculty

The Major Program

The Fiber and Polymer Science major is concerned with the physical, chemical, and structural properties of fibers and polymers and how these relate to fiber and polymer performance and end-use.

The Program. All students in this major take a common core of course work in chemistry, physics, and mathematics, and depth subject matter in fiber and polymer science, organic and physical chemistry, and technical writing. In the restricted electives, students select courses from areas such as computer science and mathematics, chemistry, marketing and management, material and advanced fiber and polymer science, and textiles.

Career Alternatives. The major prepares the student for a career in a wide range of industries in the areas of research and development, technical marketing and management, production, quality control, and science teaching (on completion of an additional year in the teaching credential program). The companies employing Fiber and Polymer Science graduates are in the fiber, polymer, industrial product, textile and/or chemical business. Graduates are prepared to enter the graduate program in textiles or agricultural and environmental chemistry with a specialization in fiber and polymer chemistry, fiber and materials science and polymer engineering programs at other universities.

Minor Advisor. Y. L. Hsieh (Textiles and Clothing)

Advising Center for the major is located in 1204 RMI south 530-752-3250 or 129B Everson Hall 530-754-8368.

Fiber and Polymer Science
Units: 18
TXC 006
Introduction to Textiles (Active)
4
or
ENG 045
Properties of Materials (Active)
4
Choose 14 units:
14
FPS 100
Principles of Polymer Materials Science (Active)
3
FPS 150
Polymer Syntheses and Reactions (Active)
3
FPS 161
Structure and Properties of Fibers (Active)
3
FPS 161L
Textile Chemical Analysis Laboratory (Active)
1
FPS 180A
Introduction to Research in Fiber and Polymer Science (Active)
2
and
FPS 180B
Introduction to Research in Fiber and Polymer Science (Active)
2
TXC 163
Textile Coloration and Finishing (Active)
3
and
TXC 163L
Textile Coloration and Finishing Laboratory (Active)
1
Total: 18
Courses in FPS:
FPS 100Principles of Polymer Materials Science (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHE 002A; CHE 002B; ((CHE 008A, CHE 008B) or (ENG 045 or ENG 045Y)); Introductory physics. Basic principles of polymer science are presented including polymer structure and synthesis; polymerization mechanisms, polymer classes, properties, and reactions; polymer morphology, rheology, and characterization; polymer processing. (Same course as EMS 147.) (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
FPS 110Plastics in Society and the Environment (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHE 010; Or introductory course in physical sciences. Basic concepts and methodologies in the study of plastics. Formation, classification, structure, properties, processing, and formulation. Their application to societal needs, and their impact on society and the environment. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL, SS, WE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
FPS 150Polymer Syntheses and Reactions (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (CHE 128B or CHE 008B); CHE 107A. Organic and physical chemistry aspects of polymer syntheses and reactions including polymerization mechanisms, kinetics and thermodynamics for major types of organic high polymers. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
FPS 161Structure and Properties of Fibers (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): TXC 006; CHE 008B. The structure, properties and reactions of natural- and man-made fibers; the relations between molecular structure of fibers and their physical properties; interactions of fibers and detergents. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
FPS 161LTextile Chemical Analysis Laboratory (1) Active
Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): FPS 161 (can be concurrent). Laboratory methods and procedures employed in qualitative and quantitative analysis of textile fibers and auxiliaries. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
FPS 180AIntroduction to Research in Fiber and Polymer Science (2) Active
Lecture/Discussion—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Senior standing in major related to Fiber and Polymer Science. Senior thesis on independent problems. Research begun in course 180A will be continued and completed in course 180B. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, VL, WE. Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.
FPS 180BIntroduction to Research in Fiber and Polymer Science (2) Active
Lecture/Discussion—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Senior standing in major related to Fiber and Polymer Science. Senior thesis on independent problems. Research begun in course 180A will be continued and completed in course 180B. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, VL, WE. Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.
FPS 192Internship in Fiber and Polymer Science (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Work experience off campus in a fiber and polymer science related area. Supervision by a member of the Textiles and Clothing faculty. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.
FPS 197TTutoring in Fiber and Polymer Science (1-5) Active
Tutorial—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division fiber and polymer science related major. Tutoring of students in Fiber and Polymer Science courses. Assistance with discussion groups and laboratory sections under supervision of instructor. May be repeated for credit tutoring in another Fier and Polymer Science course. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.
FPS 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.
FPS 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.
FPS 250ASpecial Topics in Polymer and Fiber Science (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): FPS 100; or Consent of Instructor. Selected topics of current interest in polymer and fiber science. Topics will vary each time the course is offered. (Same course as EMS 250A.) (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
FPS 250BSpecial Topics in Polymer and Fiber Science (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): FPS 100; or Consent of Instructor. Selected topics of current interest in polymer and fiber science. Topics will vary each time the course is offered. (Same course as EMS 250B.) (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
FPS 250CSpecial Topics in Polymer and Fiber Science (3) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): FPS 100; or Consent of Instructor. Selected topics of current interest in polymer and fiber science. Topics will vary each time the course is offered. (Same course as EMS 250C.) (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
FPS 250CSpecial Topics in Polymer and Fiber Science (3) Review all entries Discontinued
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): FPS 100; or Consent of Instructor. Selected topics of current interest in polymer and fiber science. Topics will vary each time the course is offered. (Same course as EMS 250C.) (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
FPS 250DSpecial Topics in Polymer and Fiber Science (3) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): FPS 100; or Consent of Instructor. Selected topics of current interest in polymer and fiber science. Topics will vary each time the course is offered. (Same course as EMS 250D.) (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
FPS 250DSpecial Topics in Polymer and Fiber Science (3) Review all entries Discontinued
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): FPS 100; or Consent of Instructor. Selected topics of current interest in polymer and fiber science. Topics will vary each time the course is offered. (Same course as EMS 250D.) (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
FPS 250ESpecial Topics in Polymer and Fiber Science (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): FPS 100; or Consent of Instructor. Selected topics of current interest in polymer and fiber science. Topics will vary each time the course is offered. (Same course as EMS 250E.) (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
FPS 250FSpecial Topics in Polymer and Fiber Science (3) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): FPS 100; or Consent of Instructor. Selected topics of current interest in polymer and fiber science. Topics will vary each time the course is offered. (Same course as EMS 250F.) (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
FPS 250FSpecial Topics in Polymer and Fiber Science (3) Review all entries Discontinued
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): FPS 100; or Consent of Instructor. Selected topics of current interest in polymer and fiber science. Topics will vary each time the course is offered. (Same course as EMS 250F.) (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
FPS 299Research (1-12) Active
Independent Study—3-36 hour(s). (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.
FPS 396Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.