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Polymer Science Minor

University Park, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (PLMSC)

Robert Kimel, Associate Head Materials Science and Engineering

The goal of the polymer science minor is to produce graduates who have a first-hand knowledge of the relationships between the synthesis, structure, properties and processing of polymer materials. Students are required to take MATSE 443 (3 credits), MATSE 441; MATSE 445; MATSE 446; MATSE 447 which provides a broad overview of the subject, then select 3 credits chosen from a suite of courses that deal with polymer synthesis, microstructure and morphology, properties and processing.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)


CHEM 210(3), MATH 231(2), MATSE 443(3) (Sem: 5-8)

Select 3 credits from: BMB 474(3), EMCH 446(3), MATSE 447(3), MATSE 473(1), MATSE 474(1), MATSE 494W(3), and MATSE 496(1-3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 12 credits from: MATSE 441(3), MATSE 442(3), MATSE 444(3), MATSE 445(3), or MATSE 446(3) (Sem: 5-8)

Lasted Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2015

Blue Sheet Item #: 44-01-061A

Review Date: 8/25/2015

UCA Revision #1: 9/1/06



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