BS 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) (or 438/440)
    • 510.434: Senior Design/Research II (3 credits) (or 439/441)
  • 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)

    * Independent research can only count toward three (3) credits of this requirement.

    * See above for requirements specific to the Biomaterials and Nanotechnology Concentrations. 

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

    • 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)
    • 030.101: Intro Chemistry I (3 credits)
    • 030.102: Intro Chemistry II (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)
    • 510.202: Computation and Programming for Materials Scientists and Engineers (3 credits)
    • 660.363: 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)
    • 110.202: Calculus III (4 credits)
    • 550.291:  Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (4 credits)
    • 550.310:  Probability and Statistics for Phys. Sci. Eng. (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.

    Letter grade of C- or higher required if taken for letter grade; S required if taken S/U. 

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

    For the Biomaterials Concentration, 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).

  • Letter grade of C- or higher required if taken for letter grade; S required if taken S/U.

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

    A student who has taken Foundations of MSE may count it toward one unrestricted elective.

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