Undergraduate Options

UVA MSE offers an undergraduate major, minor and concentration.

Materials Science drives technologies forward. Advances in materials science accelerate progress in other fields, expand the possibilities of technology, and are essential to creating a sustainable future. MSE offers students a fundamental background in the structure, properties, processing, and performance of materials. This background is essential to engineers or scientists in understanding the selection of materials for various applications.

"Every engineer should try and take at least one MSE course, as it opens a whole new world of understanding of the world from mechanics to electronics to corrosion."


"What amazes me about materials science was how it walks the line between science and engineering so closely."


The MSE Department offers the following undergraduate programmatic opportunities: