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DEGREE Materials Science and Engineering, BS

Major in materials science & engineering

As a materials engineer, you’ll be on the cutting edge of innovations that make every other aspect of our lives possible. As a materials science and engineering major, you’ll learn how to process materials for manufactured products; develop and design nontraditional as well as traditional materials for an increasingly broad range of industries; and study and develop high-performance materials for use in the future.

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Materials science and engineering department

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Program and Degree Information

View the Undergraduate Guide for information on requirements, four-year plans and more.

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Materials advances underlie improvements in virtually every aspect of our lives. Our cutting-edge contributes to the understanding of everything from nanotechnology and sustainable energy production to space exploration and green construction.

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