Textile & Apparel



Textile and Apparel, B.A.


Textile and Apparel

(Click major/minor/certificate title to see typical courses for the program)

Complimentary minors



Plan of Study

Discover the courses you'll take as a textile and apparel major in the Plan of Study.

Graduates of this program will find employment in:

Product development
Quality assurance of textile products
Computer-aided design
Consumer research and trend analysis
Fashion journalism
Merchandise planning and buying
Mall marketing and management
Museum programming and management
Promotion planning and production
Retail organization management
Store planning and marketing

Unique Features: 
  • Textiles classHoused in Latham Hall, renovated in 1990. Features multimedia classrooms and state-of-the-art computer, design and textile testing laboratories
  • Student-oriented faculty
  • Opportunities to apply learnings in internship work experiences
  • Opportunities for involvement in undergraduate research projects, field trips, international study and applied learning experiences
  • Opportunities for professional development through participation in departmental organizations:
    Phi Upsilon Omicron national honor society
    Northern Iowa Family Services Organization (NIFSO)
    Student Interior Designers of Northern Iowa (SIDNI)
    Textile and Apparel Association (TAPP)
Scholarships & Awards: 

Scholarships for current majors include the Nellie Dickey Award, the Marjorie Gibson Leighty Scholarship, the Martha Shedd Scholarship and Letitia Walsh Scholarship. An award in honor of Dr. Elisabeth Sutherland Howes, department head from 1940 to 1960, is presented to an outstanding graduating senior.

More information on department scholarships can found at Financial Aid.