Nonwovens (Minor)

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The Minor in the Science of Nonwovens is available to all undergraduate students enrolled in the University as degree candidates, except Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management majors. The nine hours of required courses provide a comprehensive overview of nonwoven products and processes including various manufacturing techniques, and product/process/property interactions. Six elective hours may be chosen from areas including bonding technologies, nonwoven characterization methods and nonwoven product development.


All undergraduate students enrolled in NC State as a degree candidate, other than TATM majors, are eligible for admission to this minor program. To be admitted to the program, a student must have a GPA of at least 2.0. Application for admission to any University minor program is now available via MyPack Portal. Admission will be based upon the student’s academic record, and in most cases no longer requires departmental review. To apply to Add a Minor, go to:


Dr.  Russell Gorga will serve as advisor and certify completion of the minor. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Paperwork for certification can be found with 3328 College of Textiles and should be completed no later than during the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State.

Contact Person

Russell Gorga
College of Textiles 3267

Effective Date:  1/2009



Plan Requirements

All courses taken to complete this minor must be completed with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

Required Courses
TE 201Fiber Science3-4
Introduction to Fiber Science (TMS211 can substiute TE201)
TT 404Introduction to Nonwovens Products and Processes 3
TT 405Advanced Nonwovens Processing3
Elective Courses
Select six credit hours of the following:6
Characterization Methods in Nonwovens
Nonwoven Product Development
Research Experience in Nonwoven Science and Technology (New course proposed )
Total Hours15-16

Note: Some of these courses have prerequisites. Permission to waive prerequisites must be obtained from the course instructor after evaluation of student’s academic background.