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School of Business and Technology

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 00565      CIP: 19.0902  

The major in Textile Development and Marketing prepares students for successful careers in sustainable fabric development and color creation for fashion apparel, home furnishings, and other related industry end-use applications through structural fabric design and research and quality assurance. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2020. 

 
Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREATT 327 - Woven Product Development I2.5
TT 381 - Knit Product Development I2.5
LIBERAL ARTSEN 321 - Strategies of Business Communication3
MA 222 - Statistical Analysis3
choice - see Liberal Arts / Other World Civilizations* 3
Semester 6
MAJOR AREATT 313 - Textile Fibers3
TT 328 - Woven Product Development II2.5
TT 382 - Knit Product Development II2.5
LIBERAL ARTSSC 253 - Ecology and Environmental Problems3
MA 311 - Mathematical Modeling for Business Applications3
PL 300 - Business Ethics3
Semester 7
MAJOR AREATT 343 - Textile Coloration: Principles and Processes3
TT 362 - Textile Finishing - Principles, Practices and Advancements2
TT 477 - Textile Converting and Costing3
LIBERAL ARTSSS 242 - Microeconomics3
choice - see Liberal Arts / Foreign Language* G83
choice - see Liberal Arts / Social Sciences*3
Semester 8
MAJOR AREATT 055 - Total Quality Management for Textile Products Laboratory1.5
TT 455 - Total Quality Management for Textile Products1
TT 476 - Textile Project Development3
LIBERAL ARTSSS 443 - International Economics3
choice - see Liberal Arts / American History* 3
choice - see Liberal Arts / Foreign Language*3
TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
MAJOR AREA26.5
LIBERAL ARTS36
 Total Credits: 62.5
 

Fall 2020 Requirements:  see below

*Liberal Arts Requirements: 36 credits

  • American History: 3 credits. Any course that meets the General Education American History requirement (G10)
  • Economics: 6 credits.  SS 242  and SS 443
  • English: 3 credits. EN 321
  • Foreign Language: 6 credits. Two semesters of the same foreign language, one of which must meet the General Education Foreign Language requirement (G8)
  • Mathematics: 6 credits.  Mathematics Proficiency must be completed prior to enrolling in MA 222. Mathematics Proficiency must be completed prior to enrolling in MA 311.
  • Other World Civilizations: 3 credits. Any course that meets the General Education Other World Civilizations requirement (G9)
  • Philosophy: 3 credits. PL 300
  • Science: 3 credits. SC 253
  • Social Sciences: 3 credits. CHOICE of SS 334SS 352SS 353SS 354SS 356, or SS 374

NOTE: Students must have taken the following course prior to entering the program: SS 141.

Upon graduating from the Textile Development and Marketing BS degree program, students will demonstrate:

  1. Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility: Students will describe the basic tenets of sustainability and corporate social responsibility and apply that knowledge to responsibly create products that instill a sense of ecology, economy, and social wellbeing.
  2. Product Knowledge: Students will employ assessment tools to evaluate business quality and meet industry recognized standards.
  3. Technology: Students will use technology to construct, evaluate and support the creation of fabric forming methodology, coloration, and chemical modification, and will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of their choices.
  4. Research & Critical Thinking: Students will use research, design, and implementation strategies to create products that are competitively priced and well positioned.