Sep 30, 2023  
2023-24 Western Washington University Catalog 
2023-24 Western Washington University Catalog

Materials Science Minor

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Department of Materials Science, College of Science and Engineering

22-25 credits


Materials science addresses the challenges of creating and using new materials for the 21st century. Advanced materials play a critical role in the modern economy where they are used in a wide range of applications, from high technology to everyday products. They include metals and alloys, ceramics, semiconductors, polymers and composites. Materials science is the study of these materials, their properties and uses.

Why Consider a Materials Science Minor?

Professionals trained in materials science are sought after by Northwest companies ranging from aerospace to biotechnology, microelectronics, nanotechnology, clean energy, defense, and transportation. The materials science and engineering program at WWU teaches students a balanced understanding of fundamental concepts and principles with practical applications and useful skills.

 Contact Information

AMSEC Director
Amanda Murphy
Morse Hall 342

 Sample Careers


 Major/Career Resources

How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Visit the Materials Science Minor Application webpage.

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.

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