(College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)
The Major Program
The Fiber & 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 & Clothing)
Advising Center for the major is located in 1204 RMI south 530-752-3250 or 129B Everson Hall 530-754-8368.