Materials Science Minor

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.

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
Physical Chemistry I
and Physical Chemistry Laboratory 2
Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics 2,3
ME 795Special Topics1-4
Diffraction and Imaging Methods in Materials Science
Group B: Materials Applications and Properties
Select one of the following:4-5
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Condensed Matter Physics
Introduction to Finite Element Analysis
Mechanics of Composite Materials
Special Topics
Select two to three additional courses from either Group A or Group B 44-6
Total Credits17-24