Year Fall Winter Spring
1 CH 231 & 271
MTH 112 a
CH 220 b
CH 232 & 272
MTH 251
CH 233 & 273
MTH 252
2 CH 334
CH 361
PH 211 & 221
MTH 254
CH 335
CH 362
PH 212 & 222
MTH 256
CH 336
PH 213 & 223
3 CH 440
CH 324
ENGR 211
CH 441
CH 462
ENGR 321
CH 442
CHE  445
ENGR 213
4 CH 411
Material Science Electives c
CH 412
(CH 445 or CH 448 when offered)d
Materials Science Electives c
CH 413 d
Materials Science Electives c

a MTH 112 can be taken to prepare for MTH 251 if the score on ALEKS Math Placement test is 59% or less. MTH 112 is not a required course for the chemistry degree.

b Chemistry majors are strongly encouraged to take the chemistry major's orientation course, "Careers in Chemistry", Fall Term. This is 1cr (P/N).

c For electives, choose three courses from the following list:

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

Starting Spring 2014, all pre-requisite courses to ENGR, CBEE, or CHE courses require a C or better grade.

d CH 445 and CH 448 are not taught every year. CH 413 substitutes for this requirement otherwise CH 413 can be used as a material science elective.


Note: Students will be assigned a chemistry advisor involved in materials science in Chemistry.

The order of courses is suggested. For the track-two core courses (CH, MTH, PH), the order is very fairly critical because of prerequisites and the fact that most CH courses are taught only one term per year.  The options courses (ENGR, CHE, ME, etc.) can be taken at different times than indicated, but one must be concerned with the prerequisites and the fact that many of these courses are taught only one term per year.

Bacc core courses are are not shown in the table but are specified at Baccalaureate Core Requirements

This timetable is based on the courses in the enforced curriculum not necessarily listed in the OSU catalog.

Proposed curriculum (not officially approved) with revised option courses

Baccalaureate Core Requirements

Additional Information about the materials science option