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Minor in Materials Science and Engineering

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The Minor in Materials Science and Engineering is designed so students majoring in chemistry, physics, life sciences, and other engineering disciplines can enhance their undergraduate education by learning about the science and engineering of materials. Classes are meant to complement students’ current major degree requirements.

Students interested in pursuing a Minor in Materials Science and Engineering should contact one of the Materials Science and Engineering undergraduate advisors for guidance and details on how to enroll.

Minor Degree Requirements

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Course Number and TitleCredits
Required Core Courses:
ENGR 245, 245L Intro to Materials Science & Engineering & Lab
MSE 305 Structure of Materials
MSE 308 Thermodynamics of Materials OR
MSE 310 Electrical Properties of Materials

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Courses Chosen from this List:
Choose nine credits from the following
CE 340 Engineering Properties of Construction Materials
CE 341 Construction Materials Lab
CHEM 321, 322 Physical Chemistry I & II Lecture
CHEM 401 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
ECE 320 Semiconductor Devices
ECE 440, ECE 440L Intro to Integrated Circuit Processing & Lab
ECE 441 Advanced Silicon Technology
GEOS 300 Earth Materials
ME 444 Corrosion Engineering
ME 454 Composites
MSE 215 Materials Processing
MSE 305 Structure of Materials
MSE 308 Thermodynamics of Materials
MSE 310 Electrical Properties of Materials
MSE 312 Mechanical Behavior of Materials
MSE 404, MSE 404L Materials Analysis
MSE 418 Phase Transformations and Kinetics
MSE 421 Introduction to Electron Microscopy
MSE 422 Advanced Transmission Electron Microscopy
MSE 428 Interfaces and Dislocation Behavior
MSE 461 Microelectronic Packaging Materials
MSE 477 Biomaterials
MSE 488 Biocompatibility and Environmental Degradation
MSE 498 Materials Science and Engineering Seminar
PHYS 309, 309L Introductory Quantum Physics & Lab
PHYS 415 Solid State Physics
PHYS 423 Physical Methods of Materials Characterization
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CE 340 Engineering Properties of Construction Materials
CE 341 Construction Materials Lab
CHEM 321, 322 Physical Chemistry I & II Lecture
CHEM 401 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
ECE 320 Semiconductor Devices
ECE 440, ECE 440L Intro to Integrated Circuit Processing & Lab
ECE 441 Advanced Silicon Technology
GEOS 300 Earth Materials
ME 444 Corrosion Engineering
ME 454 Composites
MSE 215 Materials Processing
MSE 305 Bonding, Crystallography, and Crystal Defects
MSE 308 Thermodynamics of Materials
MSE 310 Electrical Properties of Materials
MSE 312 Mechanical Behavior of Materials
MSE 404, MSE 404L Materials Analysis
MSE 418 Phase Transformations and Kinetics
MSE 421 Introduction to Electron Microscopy
MSE 422 Advanced Transmission Electron Microscopy
MSE 428 Interfaces and Dislocation Behavior
MSE 461 Microelectronic Packaging Materials
MSE 477 Biomaterials
MSE 488 Biocompatibility and Environmental Degradation
MSE 498 Materials Science and Engineering Seminar
PHYS 309, 310 Intro Modern Physics & Applications & Lab
PHYS 415 Solid State Physics
PHYS 423 Physical Methods of Materials Characterization
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