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. It provides professionals an opportunity to understand the meaning and complexity of cotton production and processing and its impact on industrial cotton products.
This program has a total of 12 credit hours. Some of the required courses are: Advanced Studies in Cotton Fibers, Structure and Functionalization of Cotton Fibers, and Biopolymers and Bioproducts. Some of the optional courses include: U.S. and Global Cotton Fiber-Textiles Industries, Cotton Fiber Genotype to Phenotype Characterization, and Economics and Policies of the Global Cotton-Textile Complex. All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C. Most courses are offered online; however, some courses are only offered face-to-face in Lubbock.
A prerequisite of a bachelor's degree is required. Students are not required to enroll in a certain number of courses each semester, so completion time varies by inpidual.
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