Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering

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The materials science and engineering curriculum is designed to provide a strong background in high temperature behavior of solids and the relation between the structure, processing, properties and application of all materials. Students begin taking major courses in the sophomore year. These courses focus on the atomic scale structure and microstructure of materials and their mechanical and electronic properties, as well as introductory materials science processing labs. The junior year is spent learning the specific properties of materials. Prior to the senior year of the program, students select one of six specializations designed by the department. These specializations are biomaterials, ceramics, electronic materials, manufacturing, metallurgy and polymers. Students are also able to design their own specialization with the assistance of their faculty advisor.

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