(College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)
You-Lo Hsieh, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Division
Division Office. 129 Everson Hall; 530-752-6650; http://textiles.ucdavis.edu
The Major Program
The Textiles & Clothing major emphasizes the connections among (a) the physical characteristics of textile products, (b) human perceptions of and behavior toward these products, and (c) global economic trends affecting the textile/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; see also Fiber & Polymer Science.
The Program. The Textiles & Clothing major offers two options: textile science and marketing/economics. The Textile Science option provides students with a broad knowledge base in both the social and physical sciences. This base includes production, end-use applications & care of textiles and apparel, physical & chemical properties of textiles, and social-psychological & economic aspects of textiles and clothing. The Marketing/Economics option emphasizes social science and business course work, while also providing students with an awareness of the physical nature of textile products.
Major Advisor. You-Lo Hsieh
Advising Center for the major is located in 1204 RMI south 530-752-3250 or 129B Everson Hall; 530-754-8368.
Internships & Career Alternatives. Textiles & Clothing majors can pursue internships and careers in apparel production and merchandising, retail management, international marketing, textile testing & conservation, and textiles journalism. The majority of Textiles & Clothing graduates accept entry-level management and technical positions within the textile and apparel industry or in related fields; e.g., merchandising & marketing, production, research & development, technical service & design. Students may also pursue graduate studies in textiles, business, and other areas depending on their specific selections of restricted elective course work.