The Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering (MS+E) is a major that is STEM-focused and rigorously structured. Students develop a strong foundation in mathematics, and apply fundamental concepts they develop in the sciences. That's important because the major emphasizes science more strongly than "traditional" engineering disciplines. As with all engineering degrees, design is central to the major.
Comprehensive Materials Science and Engineering Major
92 credits in 128-credit degree/no minor required
This major requires a significant increase over the 62 credits required in the materials science degree. These additional technical credits provide students with broad and rigorous exposure to the engineering curriculum. This curriculum approach allows the program to be accredited by Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. Many employers require their engineers to have an ABET-accredited degree. Additionally, to work as a licensed engineer, one must have an ABET-accredited degree.
Suggested first year curriculum
- Introduction to Engineering
- Precalculus or Calculus I
- General Chemistry I
- University writing requirement—depends on placement exam score
- A Materials World: Intro to MS+E
- University Physics I
- Calculus II
- General Chemistry II