Materials Science and Majors Materials Science and Engineering is a Materials Science and Engineering focused and well-defined degree program, whereas the Materials Science degree offers At UW-Eau Claire more flexibility to specialize in other fields. Every day we come into contact with Materials Science and Engineering hundreds of manufactured objects comprehensive major that are essential to modern life: • The Materials Science and Engineering vehicles, clothes, machines in our major focuses more heavily on homes and offices, sport and leisure Engineering coursework and prepares equipment, computers and phones, students to start a career in and medical technology. Everything engineering we see and use is made from materials • Courses will be available Fall 2016 and derived from the earth: metals, polymers, ceramics, semiconductors the degree will require 128 credits and composites. Materials Science Materials Science comprehensive major and Engineering majors study (requires no minor) structure, properties and behavior Great faculty Our outstanding faculty are proud you to succeed. Faculty draw from • Offers a variety of emphases including of all materials, develop processes to several areas of expertise, including, Nanoscience, Applied Materials Science, manufacture useful products from of the individual attention they give chemistry, physics, materials science, Entrepreneurship and Liberal Arts. them, and research environmentally their students. You’ll learn in small and have experience in polymer friendly materials. class settings and get lots of one- on-one attention from professors engineering, metallurgy, industry and Suggested freshman Fast-growing who inspire learning and truly want working with superconductors. industry curriculum Materials are evolving faster today Intro to Engineering than any time in history, enabling Precalculus and Calculus I scientists and engineers to improve the performance of existing Chemical Principles or General Chemistry products and to develop innovative “The dedicated faculty I and II technologies that will enhance every in Materials Science University Physics 1 aspect of our lives. Materials Science General Electives and Engineering has become a key have encouraged me to University writing requirement— discipline in the competitive global explore my interests in the depending on placement exam. economy and is recognized as one of For test-out options, see uwec.edu/ the technical disciplines with the most classroom and research Blugoldseminar/testout. exciting career opportunities. lab. The hands-on Wellness or Physical Activity Great facilities experience with Students have the opportunity to use excellent on-campus state-of- the advanced the-art materials science facilities and instrumentation microscopes (optical and electron), as well as instruments for determining has given me the elemental makeup of a sample. the skills to Research succeed after opportunities graduation.” Students have summer and academic year research opportunities at UW-Eau Claire and other locations across the — Elizabeth United States. note: Our graduates Places our grads go: Unusual and unique • Graduate student, Washington State University, The field of materials science and Typical positions held by materials science graduates Pullman, WA engineering is the study of “con- include materials science engineer, technical journalism, • Lab Analyst-3M, Card Materials Business, Maplewood, MN forensic science, technical sales and marketing, research and densed matter” (that is, solids and • Materials Scientist, Fiberstar Bio, Eau Claire, WI development, design and manufacture, quality assurance, liquids), and how that understanding production management; continued education at the • GMP Scientist, Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc., can be applied to fabricating devices graduate level. Madison, WI and structures of utility. A relatively young discipline, materials science is an outgrowth of two traditional areas: The Power of the study of matter (and its structure- What will your AND be? property relationship) that originated Be a Blugold and find out! in chemistry and physics and develop- ments in various “materials” engineer- MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING ing fields (notably, microelectronics, AND Phillips 177, [email protected], Marc McEllistrem visit metallurgy, and plastics). 715-836-5504 • www.uwec.edu/msci www.uwec.edu/admissions www.uwec.edu/msci.