Archaeology and Materials (Course 3-C)

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Archaeology and Materials as Recommended by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering

General Institute Requirements (GIRs)

The General Institute Requirements include a Communication Requirement that is integrated into both the HASS Requirement and the requirements of each major; see details below.

Summary of Subject Requirements Subjects
Science Requirement 6
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) Requirement [can be satisfied by 3.985[J], 3.986, 3.987, and 21A.00; and 3.982 or 3.983 in the Departmental Program]; at least two of these subjects must be designated as communication-intensive (CI-H) to fulfill the Communication Requirement. 8
Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement [can be satisfied by 3.012 and 12.001 in the Departmental Program] 2
Laboratory Requirement (12 units) [can be satisfied by 3.014 or 12.119 in the Departmental Program] 1
Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree 17
Physical Education Requirement
Swimming requirement, plus four physical education courses for eight points.

Departmental Program

Choose at least two subjects in the major that are designated as communication-intensive (CI-M) to fulfill the Communication Requirement.

Required SubjectsUnits
3.012Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering15
3.014Materials Laboratory (CI-M)12
3.016Computational Methods for Materials Scientists and Engineers 112
or 18.03 Differential Equations
3.022Microstructural Evolution in Materials12
3.032Mechanical Behavior of Materials12
or 3.044 Materials Processing
3.985[J]Archaeological Science9
3.986The Human Past: Introduction to Archaeology12
3.987Human Evolution: Data from Palaeontology, Archaeology, and Materials Science12
3.990Seminar in Archaeological Method and Theory (CI-M)9
3.THUUndergraduate Thesis 29
12.001Introduction to Geology12
12.119Analytical Techniques for Studying Environmental and Geologic Samples12
21A.00Introduction to Anthropology: Comparing Human Cultures12
Select one of the following:12
Engineering Computation and Data Science
Introduction to Modeling and Simulation
Introduction to EECS via Robotics
Restricted Electives 3
3.982The Ancient Andean World9
or 3.983 Ancient Mesoamerican Civilization
Select one of the following:12
Nanomechanics of Materials and Biomaterials
Introduction to Ceramics
Physical Metallurgy
Units in Major183
Unrestricted Electives69-81
Units in Major That Also Satisfy the GIRs(81)
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree180

The units for any subject that counts as one of the 17 GIR subjects cannot also be counted as units required beyond the GIRs.


18.032 Differential Equations is also an acceptable option.


Students may elect up to 9–12 units.


Substitution of similar subjects may be permitted by petition.