Is it possible for chem student to go to mat science grad?

<p>Hello, I am currently a top 25, tier 1 liberal arts school student. I am doing double major in mathematics and chemistry and minor in physics. I was considering about my future plans after my graduation(because I am a rising senior), and I decided to apply material science graduate school this year. But the problem is my degree will be BA in chemistry and math, and my gpa is 3.60(I got all straight A's in my sophomore and junior year ) but, I was a horrible freshman(my freshman gpa is 2.8 with one C+ and one C), is it possible for me to apply top 10 material science PhD? I have two years of research in o-chem lab with honors thesis. Should I work in the industry after my graduation and go to grad? or is it impossible for LAC student to go to material science grad? Please give me some advice. Thankkkk youu.</p>

<p>3.6 is good. Freshman gpa is not a problem. LOOK. YOU HAVE BROUGHT YOURSELF BACK TO 3.60</p>

<p>Now, GRE score should be high. And for materia science, please take a look here. We had a discussion here
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/engineering-majors/950132-value-undergrad-mse-degree.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/engineering-majors/950132-value-undergrad-mse-degree.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>To keep it short: no you don't need to be a Material science / engineering (MSE) undergraduate to get into a master MSE program.
Even a business person can. You just have to fulfill some prerequisites. </p>

<p>Chemistry background can be very helpful in MSE program.</p>

<p>Thanks for the answer, I have some more questions(it's general but, still confusing to me). What is the most important thing to go to top materials science graduate schools? I know GPA should be high(as high as possible), do you know average gpa or GRE scores? Should I look for chem engin or mat engin lab in the other state university near my college? I still don't know what to dooo. but, definitely I should take GRE exam soon before I apply. Thanks for the reply!</p>

<p>Below is the statistics of Cornell's 2007 Fall entrance</p>

<p>Average verbal GRE score of new entrants in master's program 607
Average quantitative GRE score of new entrants in master's program 770
Average analytical GRE score of new entrants in master's program N/A
Average writing GRE score of new entrants in master's program 4</p>

<p>Average</a> GRE Scores for Cornell University: Average GPA and Minimum TOEFL Score Requirement
There are a list of other schools
GRE</a> Score: Average GRE Scores</p>

<p>I think verbal: 520/800 or above is already very good
quantitative: 700/800 or above
writing: 4/6 or above</p>

<p>Actually, based on the GRE official data set, material science most applicants scored verbal in the range of 500 - 590. Quantitative from 700 - 790, and writing 3.5 - 4.</p>

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Should I look for chem engin or mat engin lab in the other state university near my college? I still don't know what to dooo. but, definitely I should take GRE exam soon before I apply. Thanks for the reply!

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What do you mean? Sorry?</p>

<p>Sorry for my incoherent English haha, I meant that I have been working in the o-chem lab, but, to make my application better, is it better to work in the engin lab? or if it the research experience doesnt really matter? Because if it is better to work in the engineering lab, I was going to look for some opportunities from the state U. near my college(really famous for chem engin).</p>