B.S. Degree in Chemistry with Materials Science Option (Track Two)

Department of Chemistry
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 credits)
CH 231/231H & 271, 232/232H & 272, 233/233H & 273 General Chemistry (15)
CH 334, 335, 336 Organic Chemistry (9)
CH 361, 362 Experimental Chemistry I (6)
Select one of the following two options:
CH 324 OR CH 421, 422 & 461 a Analytical Chemistry (4-9)
CH 462 (WIC) Experimental Chemistry II (3)
CH 411, 412 Inorganic Chemistry (6)
CH 440, 441, 442 Physical Chemistry (9)
MTH 251, 252 & 254 Calculus (12)
PH 211 and 221, 212 and 222, 213 and 223 General Physics (15)
Materials Science Option (30-33 Credits)
Select one of the following:  
CH 445 Physical Chemistry of Materials (3)
CH 448 Surface Chemistry (3)
CH 413 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 elective courses from list below: 
CH 401 or CHE 401: Research (3) ENGR 322: Mechanical Properties of Materials (3)
ECE 416: Electronic Materials and Devices (4) ME 316: Mechanics of Materials (3)
ENGR 212: Dynamics (3) ME 581: Thermodynamics of Solids (4)
ENGR 221: The Science, Engineering and Social Impact of Nanotech (3)  

a The analytical chemistry of combination of CH 421 (Fall), CH 422 (Winter), and CH 461 (Fall) is recommended for the strongest background in analytical chemistry and should be taken the third year. With this option, only one inorganic chemistry course is required (either CH 411 or CH 412) so that this option adds only 2 credit hours to the total.

Sample Curriculum by year

Baccalaureate Core Requirements

Additional Information about the materials science option