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Bachelor of Science

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The B.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering requires students to complete a minimum of 124 credit hours for graduation including the university core requirement, several semesters of math, chemistry and physics, a general engineering curriculum (including statics and circuits), and the sequence of required MSE courses. Complete the required coursework to graduate with a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering. Complete the additional courses listed below under the Secondary Education Emphasis to graduate with a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering with an Emphasis in Secondary Education.

The table below summarizes the current degree requirements by subject. Review course descriptions in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

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Foundational Studies Program requirements are indicated in boldface.

Course Number and Title


ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing3
ENGL 102 Introduction to College Writing and Research3
UF 100 Intellectual Foundations3
UF 200 Civic and Ethical Foundations3
DLM MATH 170 Calculus 14
DLN CHEM 111, 111L General Chemistry I and Laboratory4
DLN PHYS 211, 211L Physics 1 with Calculus and Laboratory5
DLV Visual and Performing Arts3
DLL Literature and Humanities OR
DLL STEM-ED 220 Perspectives on Science and Mathematics (Secondary Education Emphasis)
DLS Social Sciences course in a first field OR
DLS ED-CIFS 201 Foundations of Education (Secondary Education Emphasis)
DLS Social Sciences course in a second field OR
DLS STEM-ED 210 Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science (Secondary Education Emphasis)
CHEM 112, 112L General Chemistry II with Lab4
ENGR 120 Introduction to Engineering OR
ENGR 130 Introduction to Engineering Applications
ENGR 210 Engineering Statics3
ENGR 240 Electrical and Electronic Circuits OR
ECE 210 Intro to Electrical Circuits
MATH 175 Calculus II4
MATH 275 Multivariable and Vector Calculus4
MATH 333 Differential Equations with Matrix Theory4
MATH 360 Engineering Statistics3
MSE 150 Computational Tools for Materials Science3
MSE 245 Intro to Materials Science and Engineering3
CID MSE 246 Materials for Society3
MSE 280 Intro to Materials Lab Practice1
MSE 308 Thermodynamics of Materials3
MSE 312 Mechanical Behavior of Materials3
MSE 318 Phase Transformations and Kinetics3
MSE 321 Structural Characterization3
MSE 380 Materials Properties Laboratory3
MSE 381 Material Analysis Laboratory3
MSE 410 Electrical Properties of Materials3
MSE 415 Materials Processing3
MSE 480 Senior Project I3
FF MSE 482 Senior Project II3
MSE 498 Materials Science Seminar1
PHYS 212, 212L Physics II with Calculus and Laboratory5
PHYS 309, 309L Introductory Quantum Physics and Laboratory4
In addition, complete the following coursework to graduate with a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering or complete the courses listed under the Secondary Education Emphasis below to graduate with a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering with an emphasis in Secondary Education.
Technical emphasis electives9

Secondary Education Emphasis

STEM-ED 101 Step 1: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching1
STEM-ED 102 Step 2: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design1
STEM-ED 310 Classroom Interactions3
STEM-ED 350 Research Methods3
STEM-ED 410 Project-Based Instruction3
STEM-ED 480 Apprentice Teaching6
The Secondary Education Emphasis also requires ED-CIFS 201, STEM-ED 210, and STEM-ED 220
*Electives must be approved by the student's advisor.