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2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Center for Materials Science


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Dr. Samuel Morton, Director

Phone: (540) 568-2723                                                                 
Email: mortonsa@jmu.edu
Location: 901 Carrier Drive, MSC 4502
Website: http://csm.jmu.edu/materialsscience

Mission Statement

The educational mission of the Center for Materials Science is to develop and maintain an innovative cross disciplinary and multidisciplinary undergraduate program in materials science that will increase the maturation of students, their research experience and their employment opportunities. The mission includes the integration of undergraduate education with basic and applied research in materials science.

Goals

  • To develop an undergraduate cross disciplinary curriculum in materials science.
  • To integrate undergraduate education with basic and applied research.
  • To increase funding for applied and basic research in materials science. (Faculty and students focus on problems of interest to industry and government in materials processing, materials characterization, materials applications and thermal sciences including thermal structural interactions and infrared analysis.)

 

Minor Requirements


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.

Materials Science Electives: 9 Credit Hours


Research or additional materials science laboratory course: 3 Credit Hours


Total: 18 Credit Hours


Concentration Requirements


The concentration in materials science consists of 12 credits hours of course work approved by the student's adviser and by the director of the center. Appropriate courses may be chosen from materials science offerings in the areas of chemistry, geology and environmental studies, integrated science and technology, mathematics, and physics. This concentration must be pursued in conjunction with a designated major in chemistry, geology and environmental studies, integrated science and technology, biology, mathematics, and physics.

Materials Science Electives: 6 Credit Hours


Research or Materials Science Laboratory Course: 3 Credit Hours


Total: 12 Credit Hours


Research in Materials Science


Register for Research in Materials Science under one of the following:

Special topics in materials science registered under:


Academic Advising


Faculty members in the Center for Materials Science are dedicated advisers who will assist students in developing a minor that will enhance their academic experience with the goal of improving their employment and post-graduate opportunities.

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