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The Department of Materials Science & Engineering offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs that allow students to explore and develop an understanding of the building blocks of all materials. This inquisitive nature is further enhanced by research opportunities afforded to all program participants. Within this major, students can choose to focus their studies on an emphasis area for deeper understanding.

Our Degree Programs include

The Department's extensive history of industrial partnerships, such as General Electric and Michelin, and the rich technological environment of the surrounding regions further enhance our programs.

Career Areas

  • Metallurgy
  • Ceramics
  • Plastics/Polymers/Fibers
  • Composites
  • Analysis and Testing
  • Research and Development
  • Applications
  • Management
  • Sales
  • Service
  • Consulting
  • Manufacturing
  • Production


  • $60,000

    The average starting salary for a Materials Science and Engineering Undergraduate is $60,000.
  • 10-to-1

    We have a student-to-faculty ratio of 10-to-1, allowing more personal instruction and interactions.

Laura Kinard Program Manager

Laura Kinard
Student Services Program Manager
☏ 864-656-1512

As the Student Services Program Manager for the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, I am here to assist with any questions you have regarding our programs at Clemson University.