Admission Requirements for Bachelor of Science Degree

Students are encouraged to talk to advisors in the materials science and engineering department about their application to the program. Click here to contact an advisor.

Students are admitted from three sources:

  1. Entry-to-a-Major: for students who were admitted to General Engineering in the Texas A&M University College of Engineering
  2. Change of Curriculum: for students attending Texas A&M University from outside the Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  3. Transfer: from colleges and universities outside of Texas A&M University

1. Entry-to-a-Major Applicants

Undergraduates are accepted into the materials science and engineering major through the College of Engineering's entry-to-a-major process, typically during their first or second academic years.  Current entry-to-a-major guidelines are provided here.

All departments utilize the following information in making decisions about entry to a particular major:

  • College academic performance
  • Co-curricular activities since enrolling at Texas A&M
  • Statement of purpose identifying the reasons for selecting a particular major
  • Outstanding achievements that are notable for the department(s) to consider
  • Additional information identifying other factors that are relevant to the academic performance

2. Change of Curriculum Applicants

Current Texas A&M students interested in changing majors to materials science and engineering must complete the Change of Major Application and email it to materializemyfuture@tamu.edu by the corresponding deadlines:

  • Fall admission:  May 1
  • Spring admission:  December 1

To be eligible for consideration, students must complete each of the below classes with a grade of "C" or better. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 at Texas A&M. When calculating this GPA, the highest grade received in each course from any university will be used. Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission, as space in the department is limited. Rather, these students will be evaluated by an undergraduate admissions committee on other aspects of the application, including but not limited to essays, achievements and activities.

Required Courses

Course NameCredits
MATH 151 4 hrs
MATH 152 4 hrs
PHYS 206 and [ENGR/PHYS 216] or PHYS 208 4-5 hrs
CHEM 101/111 or CHEM 107/117 4 hrs

*MATH 253 is an acceptable substitution for MATH 251. It is recommended that applicants complete the calculus sequence to fulfill the MATH 151, 152 and 251 degree requirement, and for all of these to be completed with the grade of a 'B' or better.

Recommended Courses

Course NameCredits
PHYS 207 and [ENGR/PHYS 217] or PHYS 208 4-5 hrs
CHEM 102/112 4 hrs
ENGL 104 3 hrs
ENGR 102 or [ENGR 111/112] 2-4 hrs

Change of Major Form

3. Transfer Applicants

Students interested in transferring to Texas A&M from another institution must complete the transfer application at http://applytexas.org by the posted University deadlines. Courses in progress at the time of the application deadline cannot be used in evaluating you for admission.

To be eligible for consideration, students must complete each of the below classes with a grade of "C" or better. Click here to find these classes at your current institution. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. When calculating this GPA, the highest grade received in each course from any university will be used. Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission, as space in the department is limited. Rather, these students will be evaluated by an undergraduate admissions committee on other aspects of the application, including but not limited to essays, achievements and activities.

Required Courses

Course NameCredits
MATH 151 4 hrs
MATH 152 4 hrs
PHYS 206 or 218 4 hrs
CHEM 101/111 or CHEM 107/117 4 hrs

*Students completing a course equivalent to CHEM 107/117 can use this to fulfill the CHEM 101/111 requirement. It is recommended for the above coursework to be completed with a grade of ‘B’ or better. Prospective students should refer to the Texas A&M Transfer Course Equivalency website for common course numbers by institution.

Recommended Courses

Course NameCredits
PHYS 207 or 208 4 hrs
CHEM 102/112 4 hrs
MATH 251 3-4 hrs
ENGL 103 or 104 3 hrs

**MATH 253 is an acceptable substitution for MATH 251. It is recommended that applicants complete the calculus sequence to fulfill the MATH 151, 152, and 251 degree requirement, and for all of these courses to be completed with a grade of ‘B’ or better.

Transfer Course Worksheet