B.S. Requirements

Note: This list is provided for reference only. The official degree requirements (including distribution requirements) are published in the course catalog, which takes precedence over this list.

Must be passed with letter grade of C or higher.

  • 510.311: Structure of Materials (3 credits)
  • 510.312: Physical Chemistry of Materials I: Thermodynamics (3 credits)
  • 510.313: Mechanical Properties (3 credits)
  • 510.314: Electronic Properties (3 credits)
  • 510.315: Physical Chemistry of Materials II: Kinetics and Phase Transformations (3 credits)
  • 510.316: Biomaterials I (3 credits)
  • 510.428: Materials Science Lab I (3 credits)
  • 510.429: Materials Science Lab II (3 credits)
  • 510.433: Senior Design/Research I (3 credits)
  • 510.434: Senior Design/Research II (3 credits)

Courses in materials science and engineering at 300 level or higher. Materials-related courses in other departments may be used with prior permission. Must be passed with a letter grade of C or higher.

  • Materials elective #1 (3 credits)
  • Materials elective #2 (3 credits)
  • Materials elective #3 (3 credits)
  • Materials elective #4 (3 credits)

For the Biomaterials Track, the student must complete two electives whose subject matter is some aspect of biomaterials and complete a biomaterials-related senior design project. Approval of electives must be made by a student's academic advisor prior to taking the courses, and approval of the senior design project must be pre-approved by the senior design instructor.

For the Nanotechnology Track, the student must complete two electives whose subject matter is some aspect of nanotechnology and complete a nanotechnology-related senior design project. Approval of electives must be made by a student's academic advisor prior to taking the courses, and approval of the senior design project must be pre-approved by the senior design instructor.

Must be passed with a letter grade of C- or higher.

Physics (10 credits)

  • 171.101: General Physics I (4 credits)
  • 171.102: General Physics II (4 credits)
  • 173.111: General Physics Laboratory (1 credit)
  • 173.112: General Physics Laboratory II (1 credit)

Introductory Chemistry (5 credits)

The preferred courses are:

  • 510.101: Introduction to Materials Chemistry (3 credits)
  • 030.105: Introductory Chem. Lab I (1 credit)
  • 030.106: Introductory Chem. Lab II (1 credit)

Organic Chemistry (7 credits)

  • 030.205: Introductory Organic Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • 030.225: Organic Chemistry Lab (3 credits)

Must be passed with a letter grade of C- or higher.

  • 110.108: Calculus I (4 credits)
  • 110.109: Calculus II (4 credits)
  • 173.111: Calculus III (4 credits)
  • 110.201: Linear Algebra (4 credits)
  • 110.302: Differential Equations (4 credits)

Must be passed with a letter grade of C- or higher.

General Engineering (8 credits)

Complete any two of the following:

  • 520.213: Circuits (4 credits)
  • 530.201: Statics and Mechanics (4 credits)
  • 580.221: Molecules and Cells (4 credits)

For the Biomaterials Track, 580.221: Molecules and Cells is required and must be passed with a grade of C or higher.

Computer Programming (3 credits)

  • 510.202: Computation and Programming for Materials Scientists and Engineers

Must be passed with a letter grade of C- or higher.

  • Humanities elective #1 (3 credits)
  • Humanities elective #2 (3 credits)
  • Humanities elective #3 (3 credits)
  • Humanities elective #4 (3 credits)
  • Humanities elective #5 (3 credits)
  • Humanities elective #6 (3 credits)

One of these must be upper level (300 or higher). Must be passed with a letter grade of D or higher.

  • Science elective #1 (upper level) (3 credits)
  • Science elective #2 (3 credits)

Must be passed with a letter grade of D or higher.

  • Unrestricted elective #1 (3 credits)
  • Unrestricted elective #2 (3 credits)
  • Unrestricted elective #3 (3 credits)

 

Total credits required for graduation: 128

 

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