The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MatSE) and the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences are dedicated to assisting students with all aspects of their academic planning while providing a foundation for appropriate academic decisions throughout their undergraduate studies. Both the college and the department are here to help you make the most out of your study of Materials Science and Engineering at Penn State.
How to Contact an Adviser
All students in the department are assigned to Meg Abplanalp for academic advising. A Faculty member is assigned to each student in their sophomore year and is available for professional advise. This year's class faculty advisers are listed below. In addition to an assigned adviser, students also have access to general advisers in the Ryan Family Student Center (14 Deike Building). The Department's staff and faculty advisers are more connected to specific programs and are best prepared to help students make decisions in course selection for major requirements, approve substitutions, and make post graduation plans. Advisers in the Ryan Family Student Center can assist in understanding university policies and procedures, general education selections and substitutions, change of major, adding minors, issues around academic difficulty, and study abroad plans.
It is the responsibility of all students to initiate contact with academic advisers, monitor their academic progress, and follow university policies. Please work closely with your assigned academic adviser. You can find contact information in LionPATH.