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 three electives whose subject matter is some aspect of biomaterials, Molecules and Cells as a Science and Engineering elective, a biomaterials laboratory course, 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. A full list of biomaterials electives is available on the Biomaterials Track webpage.

    For the Nanotechnology Track, the student must complete three electives whose subject matter is some aspect of nanotechnology, a nanomaterials laboratory course, 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. A full list of nanotechnology electives is available on the Nanotechnology Track webpage.

  • Must be passed with a letter grade of C- or higher. Both 030.101 and 030.102 may substitute for 510.101. Students are required to take both semesters of Introductory Chem. Lab.

    • 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)
    • 510.101: Introduction to Materials Chemistry (3 credits)
    • 030.105: Introductory Chem. Lab I (1 credit)
    • 030.106: Introductory Chem. Lab II (1 credit)
    • 030.205: Introductory Organic Chemistry I (4 credits)
    • 030.225: Organic Chemistry Lab (3 credits)
    • 510.202: Computation and Programming for Materials Scientists and Engineers (3 credits)
    • 660.3xx: Leadership and Management for Materials Science and Engineering (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 (or S if the grade system is S/U).

    • 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)

    Introductory language courses, even if not with H or S designator, can substitute for H designated courses.

  • Three courses of 200- level or above in engineering, natural sciences, or mathematics. At least one of the three electives must be from another department in the Whiting School of Engineering to ensure exposure to another engineering field.

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

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

    For the Biomaterials Track, one of the three electives must be 580.221: Molecules and Cells (4 credits) (students can substitute Cell Biology and Biochemistry for Molecules and Cells).

    For other students, a possible choice is 530.201: Statics and Mechanics (4 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)

    A student who has taken both 030.101 and 030.102 may count one of them toward one unrestricted elective.

Total credits required for graduation: 126
Biomaterials Track: 127 credits
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