University Catalog 2023-2024

Nonwovens (Minor)

To see more about what you will learn in this program, visit the Learning Outcomes website!

Nonwovens is a highly interdisciplinary and growing industry. It covers a wide range of products and usages, from filtration systems for purifying air, blood and water, various types of wipes, many medical applications, geotextiles, etc. This program will allow students to take classes that deal with nonwoven processes and products as well as be exposed to all the equipment. 

The nine hours of required courses provide a comprehensive overview of nonwoven products and processes, including materials, various manufacturing techniques, and product/process/property interactions. Six elective hours may be chosen from fiber formation, nonwoven characterization methods, nonwoven product development, and research experience in nonwoven science and technology. Upon completing this minor, students will 1) demonstrate competency in the principles and concepts of nonwoven process and product technology and 2) develop skills to analyze and solve real-world problems and build abilities to develop new and innovative structures made from fibers, polymers, and other relevant materials.


The Minor in the Science of Nonwovens is available to all undergraduate students enrolled in the University as degree candidates. To be admitted to the program, students 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.  Eunkyoung Shim 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.

Contact Person

Eunkyoung Shim
Textiles Complex 3316

Effective Date:  1/2023



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.