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Materials Science Minor

Students completing this 15-hour minor will have an understanding science underlying the structure-property relationships in solid state materials.   The minor provides student with understanding of the solid state chemistry and physics that are applied to control materials properties and design fabrication processes. The minor can provide complementary scientific understanding to engineering students or demonstrate application of science to materials properties to students from the sciences.

Required Courses
MATL 2100Introduction to Materials Science3
MATL 5100Thermodynamics of Materials Systems3
MATL 5200Crystallography2
MATL 5201X-Ray Diffraction Laboratory1
MATL 5300Phase Transformations in Material Processing3
Elective Courses (3 credit hours from the following)
MATL 5400Physics of Solids3
PHYS 5610Introduction to Solid State Physics3