BABA General Studies Specialization: Materials Science and Engineering

The Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) area of specialization is designed for students with interests in materials science and engineering. Materials concerns are critical to engineering design and analysis and new materials are needed for microelectronic packages, biomedical applications, super-conducting films, tool bits, cutting tools, construction, fuel-efficient engines and other industrial and scientific applications. This area of specialization provides the academic background to understand materials design, selection and processing. For career information visit the UF Career Connections Center.


Students must have a 2.5 UF GPA to pursue this area of specialization and must have applied for a minor before pursuing this area. Students are required to have a minimum of four classes totaling 12 hours from any of the 3000-4000 level courses listed below and maintain a minimum 2.0 area of specialization GPA. Be sure to check course prerequisite requirements. Visit the Undergraduate Catalog Courses page to find more details for each course.

  • Any 3000-4000 level EMA course excluding EMA 4905

Contact Information

You are always welcome to meet with an advisor in the Heavener School of Business, however, advising specifically related to Materials Science and Engineering is available through the Department of Material Science and Engineering in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering. For registration, scheduling, and area-specific questions, please contact:

Jordan Williams
108 Rhines Hall

Minor Option

A minor is available in this area of specialization. To complete the minor students must earn 15 credit hours with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and C grades in all minor coursework. You can find out more about the Materials Science and Engineering minor in the Undergraduate Catalog.