Stony Brook University

Minor in Materials Science 

Program Description

The development of new materials and research into the engineering applications of materials are critical to a wide variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, energy, electronics, environmental, medical instru­men­tation, advanced computing, and defense-related companies. Without a clear understanding of the relationship between material structure, properties, and processing, achieving the performance necessary to meet the needs of current and future high technology applications would be impossible. For this reason, industrial and research laboratories value graduates with an understanding of materials science and engineering issues in addition to their other engineering or physical science knowledge.

Focus Areas

  • Biomaterials
  • Materials Science
  • Research
  • Teaching Practicum
  • Structure and Properties of Materials
    Electronic Properties
  • Microfabrication & Thin Film Processing
  • Diffraction Techniques & Structure of Solids

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Analytical Chemist
  • Research Scientist
  • Management Consultant
  • Materials Engineer
  • Metallurgist

Target audience


Program Format


Educational Level Prerequisites

High School diploma

Program Type

Degree Program

Expected Outcomes