Second Major in Materials Science

Option for students in the College of Arts and Sciences

College students can apply for a second major in Materials Science. This will result in a single degree from the College with two majors (note that this option is only for students in the College, not Engineering students). The requirements are as follows:

  • CHEM 101/1012 General Chemistry for Engineers
  • MSE 201/2010 Thermo-Mechanical Analysis & Properties in Materials Science Lab
  • MSE 202/2020 Materials Lab II
  • MSE 215/2150 Introduction to Nanoscale Functional Materials
  • MSE 220/2200 Structural Materials
  • MSE 221/2210 (or PHYS 250/1250) Quantum Physics of Materials
  • MSE 260/2600 Energetics of Macro/Nanoscale Materials
  • MSE 301/3010 Materials Lab III
  • MSE 330/3300 Soft Materials
  • MSE 360/3600 Structure at the Nanoscale
  • MSE 393/3930 Materials Selection
  • MSE 405/4050 & 505/5050 Mechanical Properties of Macro/Nanoscale Materials
  • MSE 460/4600 Computational Materials Engineering
  • MSE 440/4400 Phase Transformations

To enroll, students must complete the Application for a Second Major for Non-SEAS Students.

Also In This Section:


Dr. Eric Detsi
Associate Professor and Undergraduate Chair

Ms. Vicky Lee
Undergraduate Program Coordinator
LRSM, Room 201
Phone: 215-898-8337

Office Hours with Professor Detsi:
Please contact Vicky Lee to schedule a meeting.