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Materials Science

Requirements for the Major

Materials Science and Supporting Courses:

CHE 117 Principles of Chemistry
CHE 180 Inorganic Chemistry
CHE 261 Organic Chemistry I
MSE 211 Statics and Mechanics of Materials
MSE 231 Science and Engineering of Materials
MSE 241 Semiconductor Physics
MSE 320 Solid State Chemistry
MSE 360 Polymer Chemistry
MSE 601 Capstone I: Professional Preparation
MSE 602 Capstone II: Senior Research
MTH 152 Calculus II
MTH 250 Calculus III
PHY 151 Principles of Physics I
PHY 152 Principles of Physics II

Plus, one of the following:

CHE 336 Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy
CHE 337 Thermodynamics and Kinetics

Plus, 8 semester hours from the following:

CHE 230 Chemical Analysis
CHE 231 Environmental Analysis
CHE 262 Organic Chemistry II
CHE 336 Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy
CHE 337 Thermodynamics and Kinetics
CHE 340 Instrumental Analysis
CHE 391 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
CHE 451 Advanced Laboratory: Synthesis and Analysis
CHE 452 Advanced Laboratory: Research Methods (2 credits)
CS 151 Principles of Computer Science I
MSE 221 Principles of Electrical Engineering
MSE 620 Independent Study (1 – 4 credits)
MTH 253 Differential Equations
MTH 261 Linear Algebra
PHY 311 Thermal Physics
PHY 313 Modern Physics
PHY 321 Experimental Physics I (2 credits)
PHY 322 Experimental Physics II (2 credits)


What can you do with a Materials Science degree?

Imagine yourself in a career with an organization that produce metals, ceramics, plastics, and rubber. Materials scientists also work in the coatings, paint, biomedical, electronics, and alternative fuel industries.