The minor in materials science includes four major components:
- Choice of an entry-level introductory course in materials science.
- Lecture or laboratory course that emphasizes more specialized areas in materials science.
- Materials science electives that can include all specialized courses.
- Research or an additional materials science lecture or laboratory experience.
Courses for the minor are offered through the departments of chemistry, geology and environmental studies, integrated science and technology, mathematics, and physics.
The minimum requirement for a minor in materials science is 18 credit hours.