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Materials science and engineering emphasizes understanding of the materials foundation that almost all other engineering and scientific disciplines expand upon. The purpose of the Minor in Materials Science and Engineering is to broaden the materials background of interested undergraduate students and to introduce them to a materials-based approach for problem-solving.

The Minor in Materials Science and Engineering is open to STEM and engineering majors with a minimum GPA of 2.5. You may add the minor in your student center using the “add/update major/minor” task selection.  If you need assistance, please contact Pamela Ross. 

Completion Requirements 

  • Successfully complete 18 hours of materials-based coursework. 
  • At least 12 hours of the coursework must come from courses with the prefix EMA and/or EGN. 
  • A minimum grade of “C” or better must be achieved for all courses in the minor. 
  • A bachelor’s degree must be completed for the degree to be awarded. 

Upon completion of the minor requirements, a notation in the memorandum section of the student’s transcript will indicate the completion of the minor. 

As a student, you will learn and work in the following MSE centers and facilities:

  • Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis Center — AMPAC is home to two university-wide user facilities that enable cutting-edge research. Facilities feature ultramodern equipment for characterization and processing and provide students training and education opportunities. Collaborations with other universities, government agencies, and private industry are encouraged.
  • Materials Characterization Facility — The user-friendly facility occupies 7,000 square feet and is supported by three research engineers and a faculty coordinator. It houses an impressive array of materials characterization equipment.
  • Advanced Microfabrication and Clean Room Facility — The 3,000-square-foot space supports research activities including miniaturization, nanomaterials fabrication and applied acoustoelectronics technology. The clean rooms contain assorted lithography and device fabrication equipment.