Materials Science (Minor)

Materials Science (Minor)

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Materials science is an interdisciplinary field that involves the research, development, and design of new materials. In the past century, materials scientists have enabled major technological advances in areas such as electronic materials for semiconductors, new metal alloys for aircraft and automotive applications, and new polymers for a host of medical and consumer applications. In order to prepare students for continuing growth and innovation in materials science, the materials science program offers this minor, which is open to all students as UNH.

The minor offers a broad introduction to materials science, which reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the field. Students must complete at least 18 credits and a minimum of five courses, as described below, with C- or better and a minimum 2.0 grade-point average. No more than 8 credits used to satisfy the student's major requirements may be used toward the minor. Students interested in the minor should contact the director of the materials science program (Prof. James Krzanowski, as early as possible and preferably before the end of their sophomore year.


Demeritt Hall
Materials Science Program
Durham, NH 03824

Curriculum & Requirements

To complete the minor in materials science, students must take the following courses.

ME 561Introduction to Materials Science 14
Group A: Thermodynamics, Kinetics and Structure of Materials
Select one of the following:4-5
CHEM 683
CHEM 685
Physical Chemistry I
and Physical Chemistry Laboratory 2
PHYS 508
Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics 2,3
ME #760
Physical Metallurgy I
or ME 795
Special Topics
MS 762
Electronic Materials Science
ME 761
Diffraction and Imaging Methods in Materials Science
Group B: Materials Applications and Properties
Select one of the following:4-5
CHEM 545
CHEM 546
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 547
CHEM 549
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 651
CHEM 653
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
PHYS 718
Condensed Matter Physics
ME #731
Fracture and Fatigue Engineering Material
ME 786
Introduction to Finite Element Analysis
ME 735
Mechanics of Composite Materials
ME 795
Special Topics
Select two to three additional courses from either Group A or Group B 44-6
Total Credits16-20

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