Nonwovens (18NONWOVM)-*Admissions on Hold


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.


  • 15 credit hours is required
  • All courses taken to complete this minor must be completed with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

Required Courses (9 credit hours)

  • TT 203 Materials, Polymers and Fibers Used in Nonwovens
  • TT 305 Introduction to Nonwovens Processes and Products
  • TT 405 Advanced Nonwovens Processing

Elective Courses (6 credit hours)

Six credit hours should be selected from the following list after consultation with the minor advisor.

  • TT 406 Bonding Fundamental in Nonwovens
  • TT 407 Characterization Methods in Nonwovens
  • TT 408 Nonwoven Product Development

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.


All undergraduate students enrolled in NC State as a degree candidate, other than TATM majors, are eligible for admission to this minor program. Students seeking to pursue the Minor in the Science of Nonwovens should contact Dr. Russell Gorga, the Minor Advisor, as listed below.


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