The School of Material Sciences and Engineering offers certificates in several key areas, including biomaterials, nanomaterials, and composites engineering. Each certificate consists of twelve to thirteen credit hours focused on the certificate topic, which recognizes each student for his/her expertise in a specialized area.

Click on the following links for available certificate programs and requirements:

An overview of undergraduate certificate guidelines can be found at:

Additional requirements include: 

  • To declare a certificate, there is no application that is initially done.
  • The semester that you graduate, fill out the Certificate Approval Form and turn it in to the MSE Academic Office (room 294 Love). Once your certificate is approved, your certificate will be mailed to you after graduation.
  • All courses counting toward the minor must be taken on a letter grade basis and must be completed with an overall grade point average of at least 2.0.
  • Courses required by name and number in a student's major degree program may not be used to satisfy the certificate course requirements.
  • No more than 6 semester hours of special topics courses may be included in a certificate program. No more than a total of 4 semester hours of Special Problems or Undergraduate Research courses may be included in a certificate program.
  • Non-MSE undergraduate majors are encouraged to participate in this program provided they have the appropriate prerequisites and approval of their major program academic advisor.


For course  listings, see the general catalog or the OSCAR.