Materials Science and Engineering Minor

The Materials Science and Engineering Minor is available to and useful for students in any engineering discipline, as well as students from chemistry, physics and textiles. It is designed to provide students with the fundamentals necessary for advanced study in Materials Science and Engineering and improve their marketability to employers in materials-related fields.

Contact Information:
Hillary Stone
Academic Advisor


The multidisciplinary nature of MSE is a unique draw for undergraduate students who major in fields outside of materials science, and the department has a significant number of associated faculty from disciplines beyond materials science: physics, chemistry, biomedicine and computer science.

Completion of the MSE minor requires a minimum of 15 credit hours, which includes 9 credits of required courses and at least 6 credits of elective courses.

MSE Minor Requirements

The Materials Science and Engineering Minor includes a three-hour introductory course, six hours of required courses and six hours of electives selected from a list of courses covering a wide variety of materials science and engineering topics. To apply for the MSE Minor, a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 is required. A grade of C or better is required in MSE 200 Mechanical Properties of Structural Materials or MSE 201 Structure and Properties of Engineering Materials, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 must be maintained in the Minor courses.

Total Hours Needed: 15

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