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The Department of Materials Science & Engineering offers undergraduate degrees and graduate degree programs. These programs are enhanced by the Department's long history of industrial partnerships and the rich technological environment of the surrounding regions.

Students major explore the building blocks of all materials and develop the understanding of the processing, structure, and properties of polymers, glasses, ceramics, metals and composites in all forms — particles, thin films, fibers and bulk materials. Within this major, you can choose to focus your studies on inorganic materials or polymeric materials.

Click on a program to the left to learn about the real world learning that a Materials Science and Engineering education can provide.

Fast Facts

BS Graduate Salary

The average starting salary for a materials science and engineering Bachelor of Science graduate is $60,000.


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

Ph.D. Opportunity

Our graduates are highly sought after by top Ph.D. programs.


All of our students do some type of undergraduate research.

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