Texas Tech University's online Fibers and Biopolymers Certificate addresses topics associated with the 400,000 American jobs related to cotton production and processing. Students can pursue the certificate independently or concurrently with a related master's degree program. The program provides professionals an opportunity to understand the meaning and complexity of cotton production and processing and its impact on industrial cotton products.
Although there is no application deadline, potential students are encouraged to submit all application materials at least two months prior to projected initial enrollment.
Certificate programs can be pursued independently or concurrently with a master’s program. Most courses are offered online; however, some courses are only offered face-to-face in Lubbock, Texas. Get additional course information.
Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biochemistry or another related field
(Required classes are designated with an asterisk*.)
Students must select a minimum of 12 hours from the following:
|Number||Title||Frequency of Offering||Prerequisite||Taught by Distance|
|PSS 5371*||Structure and Functionalization of Cotton Fibers||18 month rotation||None||
|PSS 5376*||Adv Studies in Cotton Fibers||18 month rotation||None||
|PSS 5373*||Biopolymers and Bioproducts||18 month rotation||None||
|PSS 5370†||U.S. and Global Cotton Fiber-Textiles Industries||Annually||None||
|AAEC 5393||Economics and Policies of the Global Cotton-Textile Complex||18 month rotation||AAEC 3315 or IE 3301 or ECON 3312 or consent of Instructor||
While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy in reporting courses, policies and other statements, the University reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice.
All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C.
†Offered face-to-face only. Full credit for PSS 5370 can be earned by attending a two-week, face-to-face seminar held in Lubbock, Texas, in August of each year.
Contact the program coordinator by phone.