The Washington State University Pullman Catalog

Materials Science and Engineering

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Materials Science and Engineering (122 Credits)

Admission Requirements

To be admitted into Materials Science and Engineering major, students must have 83% or higher ALEKS placement score (MATH) or Completion of Math 106 and 108, 171 or higher calculus course with “C” or better or Calc AP score of 2.

Transferring students must satisfy all of the above admission requirements. Students must earn a 2.6 GPA in transferred major courses and have earned a “C” or better in all transferred courses required for the MSE degree.

Benchmarks to Maintain Major in MSE Status

To keep their status as Materials Science Engineering majors, students must: (1) maintain 2.6 average GPA in major courses required for MSE degree, (2) obtain grade “C” of better in all courses required for MSE degree. No more than one repeat per course is allowed in all ME and MSE courses required for MSE degree.

Major courses required for MSE degree include all ME, MSE, physics, chemistry, and math courses listed in the schedule of studies.

Any further questions should be addressed to the Undergraduate Student Services office located in Sloan 205 or to
First Year
First TermCredits
Arts [ARTS]3
CHEM 105 [PSCI]4
MATH 171 [QUAN]4
MSE 1102
Second TermCredits
Biological Sciences [BSCI]3
CHEM 1064
MATH 1724
Second Year
First TermCredits
CE 2113
Humanities [HUM]3
MATH 2202
MATH 273 2
MSE 2013
Second TermCredits
CE 2153
CPT S 121 or E E 2212 - 4
Diversity [DIVR]3
MATH 3153
ME 2201
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
ME 3102
MSE 3023
MSE 3163
MSE 320 [M]3
MSE 4023
STAT 360 or 3703
Second TermCredits
E E 2613
E E 2621
MSE 3213
MSE 3232
MSE 4013
MSE 4033
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
ME 416 [CAPS]3
MSE 4133
MSE 425 [M]3
Engineering and Science Elective13
Second TermCredits
MSE Elective23
Technical Elective33
Engineering and Science Elective13
Complete Exit Survey

1Engineering and Science Electives (6 credits): Choose from BIOLOGY 301, BIO ENG 481, CE 341, CHEM 331, 332, 345, 347, E E 214, ME 212, 303, 304, 313, 316, 348, 461, MBIOS 303, PHYSICS 303, 304, 463, any 400-500-level MSE (except Integrated Capstone course in MSE), or any 500-level ME.
2MSE Elective (3 credits): Any 400-500-level MSE course except MSE 499 not used to fulfill other requirements.
3Technical Elective (3 credits): Any upper-division CE, CH E, CHEM, CPT S, E E, MATH, ME, MSE, PHYSICS, or STAT course not used to fulfill other requirements(except Integrated Capstone courses in Engineering).

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