Sequential Undergraduate Study (SUGS)

The Macro Program offers SGUS degrees in collaboration with several participating departments (BiomedE, ChemE, Chemistry, MSE, ME and Physics). These degrees make it possible for students to receive both a B.S. and M.S. degree in an accelerated fashion.

Research

An early start in research is encouraged as soon as the students have demonstrated satisfactory progress in courses and have selected a Research Supervisor. The interdisciplinary nature of the Program allows for a wide range of research possibilities.

Representative Ph.D. Course Programs

It is recommended that in all the options an introductory course such as MacroSE 412 be taken as part of these credits by all students who do not have a strong polymer background. The majority of the option courses taken should be 500- level or above. See “Course Descriptions” for individual course information. The following course plans are suggestions from Macro faculty for good academic training.

Biomaterials Engineering Option

A minimum of 30 hours of course work from Biomaterials Engineering and Macromolecular Science Courses. This must include a minimum of 12 hours from Biomaterials and 12 hours from MacroSE. These courses must include a graduate course in biomaterials, biochemistry and biophysics.

Biomedical Engineering Option

A minimum of 30 hours of course work from Biomedical Engineering and Macromolecular Science Courses. This must include a minimum of 12 hours from Biomedical Engineering and 12 hours from MacroSE. These courses must include a graduate course in biomaterials, biochemistry and/or biophysics and biomedical engineering.

Chemistry Option (Synthetic or Physical)

A minimum of 30 hours of course work from Chemistry and Macromolecular Science Courses. This must include a minimum of 12 hours from Chemistry and 12 hours from MacroSE.

For a Synthetic option, these courses must include: MacroSE 790, MacroSE 800, MacroSE 536, MacroSE 538, two courses from Chem 507, 540, 541 or 543, and one from Chem 511, 542 or 616.

For a Physical option, these courses must include: MacroSE 790, MacroSE 800, MacroSE 536, Chem 571, Chem 576, Chem 580 and another approved Chemistry course.

Chemical Engineering Option

A minimum of 30 hours of course work from Chemical Engineering and Macromolecular Science courses. This must include a minimum of 12 hours from ChE and 12 hours from Macromolecular Science. These courses must include: MacroSE 790, MacroSE 800, MacroSE 535 or MSE 412 or 512, MacroSE 536, ChE 528, graduate courses in transport phenomena, numerical methods or mathematical modeling and polymer processing.

Materials Science and Engineering Option

A minimum of 30 hours of course work from Materials Science and Engineering and Macromolecular Science courses. This must include a minimum of 12 hours from MSE and 12 hours from MacroSE.

These courses must include: MacroSE 790, MacroSE 800, MacroSE 535 or MSE 412 or 512, MacroSE 536, a graduate course in metals and a graduate course in ceramics.

Physics Option

A minimum of 30 hours of course work from Physics and Macromolecular Science courses. This must include a minimum of 12 hours from Physics and 12 hours from MacroSE.

These courses must include: MacroSE 790, MacroSE 800, MacroSE 536, graduate Physics or Applied Physics courses, and an advanced course in physical properties of polymers.

Individualized Options

An individualized option may be proposed by students. Such students must submit a detailed program in writing to the Executive Committee for approval.

Enrollment and Graduation Data

The University Registrar publishes  the number of student enrolled annually in this program, and the number of degrees granted each term by this program.