P.C. Rossin College of
Engineering and Applied Science

The undergraduate technical minor in Polymer Science and Engineering allows students to enhance their studies with instruction in polymer manufacture, physical and chemical properties, composite materials, polymer colloids, polymer applications and related topics.

Lehigh alumni with a minor in polymer science and engineering have pursued graduate studies and employment in business and industry.

To earn a minor in Polymer Science and Engineering, a student must register for at least 15 credits of coursework distributed as follows:

REQUIRED COURSES

CHM 110 Organic Chemistry I

CHM 194 Physical Chemistry I or MAT 33
For chemistry majors

MAT 204 Processing and Properties of Polymeric Materials

ELECTIVES: (select two)

MAT/ME 309 Composite Materials – Spring Semester 
Prerequisite: Mat 33, Mech 2, senior standing

MAT 344 Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis –Fall Semester
Prerequisite: Permission and senior standing

ME 385 Polymer Product Manufacturing – Fall Semester
Prerequisite: Senior level standing in engineering or science

MAT 386 Polymer Nanocomposites – Fall Semester
Prerequisite: Permission and senior standing

CHE 391 Colloid and Surface Chemistry – Spring Semester
Prerequisite: Chm 187 and senior standing

CHE 392 Introduction to Polymer Science – Fall Semester
Prerequisite: Senior standing

ChE 393 Physical Polymer Science – Fall Semester
Prerequisite: Senior standing

Chm 394 Organic Polymer Science I – Spring Semester– senior year
Prerequisite: One year of physical chemistry and one year of organic chemistry