Textile Sciences and Engineering Major

A Textile Sciences and Engineering major/degree is a program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems to test and manufacture fibers and fiber products, both synthetic and natural; to develop new and improved fibers, textiles and their uses; and to the analysis of related engineering problems such as structural factors, molecular synthesis, chemical manufacturing, weaves, strength and stress, useful life, dyes, and applications to composite systems.

Includes instruction in such courses as industrial engineering, molecular synthesis, chemical manufacturing, and computer science.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Textile Sciences and Engineering major/degree (use the College Search feature and enter "textile sciences" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Engineering?  Learn more on the Careers/Jobs/Internships in Engineering Majors page.

What can you do with a major/degree in Textile Sciences and Engineering?

With a major/degree in Textile Sciences and Engineering you will likely find yourself working for textile plants or companies.  Some job titles include (but are not limited to) process engineer, quality control specialist, textiles engineer, and process improvement engineer.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Textile Sciences and Engineering

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in Textile Sciences and Engineering