Materials Science and Engineering, Minor

Program Code: MTSEN_UMNR

Entrance to the Minor

The Minor is open to any undergraduate who has: A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better and a minimum grade of "C" or better in the prerequisite courses for the minor.

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 18

The Minor in Materials Science and Engineering requires the completion of a total of 18 credits in materials related and other supporting courses. With the approval of the student's program chair, some of these courses may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the student's major bachelor's degree. At least 9 unique credits counted toward the requirements for a student's minor must not be used to fulfill the requirements for that student's major.

Requirements for the Minor

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
MATSE 201Introduction to Materials Science3
MATSE 259Properties and Processing of Engineering Materials3
MATSE 460Introductory Laboratory in Materials1
MATSE 462General Properties Laboratory in Materials1
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Select 10 credits of the following: 110
Engineering Applications of Materials
Introduction to Polymer Materials
Crystal Chemistry
Thermodynamics of Materials
Materials Process Kinetics
Phase Relations in Materials Systems
Solid-State Materials
Electrical and Magnetic Properties
Computational Materials Science and Engineering
Materials Characterization
Mechanical Properties of Materials
Metallurgy Laboratory I
Independent Studies
Special Topics
Solid State Physics

Completion of the minor may extend graduation date.

Transfer of credits from other institutions may be eligible to satisfy the minor requirements based on adviser review and program approval.

Graduation Requirements

To be given credit for the minor, undergraduate must:

  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 in the minor courses
  • Complete 18 credits from the minor

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.



Issam Abu-Mahfouz, Ph.D., P.E.
Program Chair
Olmsted Building W239
Middletown, PA 17057



Olmsted Building, W239
Middletown, PA 17057