Department of Chemistry
                                                         at Oregon State University

Sample B.S. Degree in Chemistry with a Materials Science Option (Track Two)
Gilbert Hall 153
(541) 737-2081

The Materials Science Option customized to include applied courses in a variety of materials areas to enhance career opportunities in, for example, electronics, polymers and biotechnology. Students can earn a chemistry degree in four years while targeting a career in this field or preparing for graduate school in chemistry or related areas.

CHEMISTRY CORE (79-81 cr)  
CH 231/CH 231H & 271, CH 232/CH 232H & 272, CH 233/CH 233H & 273 General Chemistry (15)
CH 334, CH 335, CH 336 Organic Chemistry (9)
CH 361, CH 362 Experimental Chemistry I (6)
Select one of the following three options:  
  CH 324  Quantitative Analysis (4) or
CH 421, CH 422, and CH 461 Analytical Chemistry (9)
Analytical Chemistry (4-9)
CH 462 (WIC) Experimental Chemistry II (3)
CH 411, CH 412 Inorganic Chemistry (3-6)
CH 440, CH 441, CH 442 Physical Chemistry (9)
MTH 251, MTH 252, MTH 254 Calculus (12)

PH 211 and PH 221, PH 212 and PH 222, PH 213 and PH 223

General Physics (15)

MATERIALS SCIENCE OPTION (30-33 cr)
CH 445 or CH 448 or CH 413 Physical Chemistry of Materials (3) or Surface Chemistry (3) or Solid State Chemistry (3)
CHE 445 Polymer Engineering and Science (4)
ENGR 211 Statics (3)
ENGR 213 Strength of Materials (3)
ENGR 321 Materials Science (4)
MTH 256 Applied Differential Equations (4)
Select three of the following courses:
MATERIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVES--Select three courses from below:
     

 

CH 401 or CHE 401 Research (3), ECE 416 Electronic Materials and Devices (4), ENGR 212 Dynamics (3), ENGR 221 The Science, Engineering And Social Impact of Nanotechnology (3), ENGR 322 Mechanical Properties of Materials (3), ME 316 Mechanics of Materials (3), ME 581 Thermodynamics Of Solids (4)


Sample curriculum by year
Proposed curriculum (not officially approved) with revised option courses
Baccalaureate Core Requirements
Additional Information about the materials science option

last updated 09/09/2013