What will I learn?

Materials science combines various disciplines to create new materials. As a chemistry student, you’ll learn about the structure and composition of materials, as well as the processes to synthesize and use them.

This ACS-certified chemistry degree focuses on the structure and dynamics of modern materials, ranging from enhanced steel to composites used in the space program to biodegradable plastics. The program prepares you for success in the material science workforce or graduate school.


As a student with the Material Studies concentration on your ACS-certified Chemistry degree, you’ll have an edge when pursuing career opportunities or professional programs in chemistry/chemical engineering.

Career Paths

Materials scientists are employed by companies who make products from metals, ceramics and rubber. They also work in the coatings and biomedical industries.

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$17,945.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected June, November 2022

Start date

10 January 2022


Purdue University Northwest

Hammond Campus,

2200 169th Street,



46323, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed high school or equivalent.

For international students

Applicants must have official high school transcript(s) or GED test score report.

Test scores: Internet Based TOEFL (iBT) - 79 or higher; IELTS with a score of at least 6.5 or higher; British O-Level English Language Exam with a Grade of A or B on Ordinary Level of GCE/GCSE/IGCSE. PNW Undergraduate Admissions accepts a 100-110 Duolingo English Test score band.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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