This program of study offers a unique blend of courses in the materials sciences, manufacturing, and management.
The linking of science, engineering, and management addresses the objectives of the many small and medium-sized technology companies in New England.
This innovative program is designed to prepare students for careers in small and large companies that develop or use new materials for advanced technology in a broad range of areas including medical devices, sports, electronics, optics, textiles, food, and cosmetics.
Business Administration Minor
The courses in Management Information Systems, Accounting, Management, Marketing, and Economics comprise a special version of the Business Administration Minor offered by the Charlton College of Business. Students’ transcripts will display the Materials/Materials Technology Option major and a Business Administration minor. This minor is required for completion of the Materials/Materials Technology Option major.
Students should choose a group of electives in the final year to provide a specialization in textiles, biomaterials, electronic materials, or another area, as agreed with the advisor.
Calculation of GPA in Materials majors
Students must have a 2.000 cumulative grade point average (GPA) for all courses taken at the university in order to graduate. Students must also have a 2.000 cumulative GPA in the major. For purposes of this computation:
- All courses with a MTX or TEC prefix count in calculating the GPA;
- Courses required for the major but taken outside the major discipline are not counted in the calculation of the major cumulative GPA;
- As is the case for all University courses, only the most recently-earned course grade (whether higher or lowers) shall enter in the calculation of the major cumulative GPA.