MSE Minor

To successfully complete an MSE minor, an undergraduate student must:

  • be enrolled in a major that approves participation of its affiliates in the MS&E minor;
  • successfully complete all of the requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree; and
  • satisfactorily complete at least six courses (18 credit minimum).


All undergraduates except those majoring in Materials Science and Engineering.


Required Courses

MSE 2610 "Mechanical Properties of Engineering Materials: From Nanodevices to Superstructures"


MSE 2620 "Electronic Materials for the Information Age"

Two of the Following Courses

  • MSE 2060 "Atomic and Molecular Structure of Matter"
  • MSE 3010 "Chemistry of Materials"
  • MSE 3030 "Thermodynamics of Condensed Systems"
  • MSE 3040 "Kinetics, Diffusion, and Phase Transformation"
  • MSE 3050 "Electronic, Magnetic and Dielectric Properties of Materials"
  • MSE 4020 "Mechanical Properties of Materials; Processing and Design"

Three Electives From the Following

  • MSE 2610, MSE 2620 and any course at the 3000 level or above
  • Selected courses in materials properties and processing (at the 3000 level or above) from AEP, CHEME, CEE, ECE, MAE, PHYS, and CHEM. Any questions regarding allowable courses can be directed to the MSE Undergraduate Coordinator.  (Courses listed as "Materials Applications Electives" on the MSE website meet this requirement.)

Students must earn at least a C in each course in the minor.