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Degree Requirements

Major Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Material Science and Engineering are as follows:

Lower-division requirements (75 units):
  1. CHEM 001A/01LA (5), CHEM 001B/01LB (5), CHEM 001C/01LC (5), CHEM 008A/08LA (4)
  2. CS 009M or CS 009P (4)
  3. EE 005 (4)
  4. MATH 009A (4), MATH 009B (4), MATH 009C (4), MATH 010A (4), MATH 010B (4), MATH 046 (4)
  5. ME 010 (4)
  6. MSE 001 (2), MSE 002L (1), MSE 003L (1), MSE 004L (1)
  7. PHYS 040A (5), PHYS 040B (5), PHYS 040C (5)
Upper-division requirements (76 units):
  1. BIEN 140A/CEE 140A (4)
  2. CHE 100 (4)
  3. EE 138 (4)
  4. ENGR 180W (4)
  5. ME 110 (4), ME 114 (4), ME 156 (4)
  6. MSE 134 (4), MSE 134 (4), MSE 160 (4), MSE 161 (4), MSE 175A (4), MSE 175B (4)
  7. STAT 155 (4)
  8. Technical Electives: (20): There is a requirement of 20 units of technical electives, chosen with the approval of a faculty advisor. The purpose of these electives is to add depth and breadth to the major and direct a student along a specific materials focus area. The four courses can be selected, in consultation with an advisor, from the following list: BIEN/MSE 136, BIEN 140B/CEE 140B, CHE 105, CHE 161, EE 133, EE 136, EE 137,
    EE 139, EE 162, ME 153, MSE 142, MSE 143, MSE 148, MSE 155, MSE 156, MSE 197.