Undergraduate Technical Electives


Applied Physics & Applied Mathematics

Both applied physics and applied mathematics students can focus their technical electives and develop a strong base of knowledge in a specialty area. There is no requirement to focus electives, so students may take as many or as few of the recommended courses in a specialty area as is appropriate to their schedules and interests.

For a comprehensive listing, please see:
SEAS Bulletin: Specialy Areas in APAM, Technical Electives

Materials Science

Students are required to take six technical electives (18 points) from the list given below, which offers significant flexibility in allowing students to tailor their degree program to their interests.

  • A ll 3000-level or higher courses in the Materials Science program of the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, except those MSAE courses that are required.
  • A ll 3000-level or higher courses in Applied Physics or Applied Math Programs of the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics
  • A ll 3000-level or higher courses in the Department of Biomedical Engineering Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics program, Department of Chemical Engineering, Department of Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Engineering program, Department of Electrical Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, and Department of Mechanical Engineering, except for courses that require graduate standing
  • Courses in the Department of Chemistry (listed in the Focus Areas)

For a comprehensive listing, please see:
SEAS Bulletin: Undergraduate Program in Materials Science, Technical Elective Requirements


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