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Materials Science and Engineering Minor

New MSE Minor starts Fall 2021!

The Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) faculty are excited to announce this new opportunity for students to choose an MSE minor, starting in the Fall of 2021!

The Academic Senate and Provost have approved a new MSE minor starting this Fall 2021.  Keep in mind that while the MSE minor will appear in the 2022-23 catalog, it is active for enrollment this academic year 2021-22.

The new minor is the first, and currently only, engineering minor offered at UC Merced; it is open to students in all three Schools who meet the prerequisites for the 20 required units.

MSE Courses

Check out the Materials Sciences and Engineering courses.


Students will be required to complete 20 units, including:

  1. ENGR 45
  2. MSE 109
  3. MSE 111
  4. two (2) upper level MSE electives identified as part of the MSE major  


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