Ready to join the Materials Age?

In our Materials Science minor program, you will learn about the history of materials – The Bronze Age, for example – and how things are made.

Materials scientists take an extremely close-up look at things, studying substances at the atomic and molecular levels to analyze the ways in which the substances interact with one another. Job growth is projected to be slightly faster than average for this decade for materials scientists, who have a median salary nearly $80,000.

You will study physics and chemistry in the 16 credit hours required for the program.

Courses include Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering, Modern Physics and Lab, either Solid State Physics or Photonics and Optoelectronics, and a choice of a fourth class among five other electives.

Why Kettering?

  • Understanding the “how” and “why” of things is a skill set that prepares you for any job.
  • Our faculty are doing research in computational materials science, biomedical ultrasound, structural vibration, musical acoustics, photonics, semiconductors and nanoparticles.