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Degrees

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with a Bio−Engineering Minor

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with a Polymer & Material Science Minor

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering

 

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

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First Year

Fall Spring
Course Hours Course Hours
CHEM 1307 & 1107, Principles of Chemistry I 4 CHEM 1308 & 1108, Principles of Chemistry II 4
CHE 1121, Chemical Engineering Seminar 1 CHE 1305, Engineering Analysis 3
MATH 1451, Calculus I 4 MATH 1452, Calculus II 4
ENGL 1301, Essentials of College Rhetoric 3 ENGL 1302, Advanced College Rhetoric 3
HIST 2300, American History I (before 1877) † 3 PHYS 1408, Principles of Physics I (Calculus−based) 4
TOTAL: 15 TOTAL: 18

Second Year

Fall Spring
Course Hours Course Hours
CHEM 3305 & 3105, Organic Chemistry I 4 Chemistry Elective* 3
PHYS 2401, Principles of Physics II 4 POLS 1301, American Government I 3
CHE 2410, Introduction to Chemical Process 4 CHE 2421, Thermodynamics I 4
MATH 2450, Calculus III 4 MATH 3350, Higher Mathematics for Scientists & Engineers 3
HIST 2301, American History II (after 1877) † 3 CHE 2306, Exposition of Technical Information 3
TOTAL: 19 TOTAL: 16

Third Year

Fall Spring
Course Hours Course Hours
Chemistry Elective* 4 CHEM 3308 & 3108, Physical Chemistry II 4
CHE 3315, Fluid Mechanics 3 CHE 3330, Engineering Materials Science 3
CHE 3322, Thermodynamics II 3 CHE 3341, Mass−Transfer Operations 3
CHE 3326, Heat Transfer 3 CHE 3323, Reaction Engineering 3
POLS 2302, American Government II 3 CHE 3232, Transport Laboratory 2
TOTAL: 16 TOTAL: 15

Fourth Year

Fall Spring
Course Hours Course Hours
CHEM 3107, Chemistry Elective* 1 Chemical Engineering Elective** 3
IE 2324, Engineering Economic Analysis 3 CHE 4555, Chemical Process Design & Simulation 5
Chemical Engineering Elective** 3 Humanities & Multicultural Core*** 3
CHE 4353, Process Control
3 CHE 4356 Process Safety 3
CHE 4232, Unit Operations Laboratory 2
CHE 4122, Chemical Engineering Review 1
Visual & Performing Arts Elective*** 3
TOTAL: 16 TOTAL: 14

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with a Bio−Engineering Minor

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First Year

Fall Spring
Course Hours Course Hours
CHEM 1307 & 1107, Principles of Chemistry I 4 CHEM 1308 & 1108, Principles of Chemistry II 4
CHE 1121, Chemical Engineering Seminar 1 CHE 1305, Engineering Analysis 3
MATH 1451, Calculus I 4 MATH 1452, Calculus II 4
ENGL 1301, Essentials of College Rhetoric 3 ENGL 1302, Advanced College Rhetoric 3
HIST 2300, American History I (before 1877) † 3 PHYS 1408, Principles of Physics I (Calculus−based) 4
TOTAL: 15 TOTAL: 18

Second Year

Fall Spring
Course Hours Course Hours
CHEM 3305 & 3105, Organic Chemistry I 4 CHEM 3306 & 3106, Organic Chemistry II 4
BIOL 1403, Biology I 4 CHE 2306, Exposition of Technical Information 3
CHE 2410, Chemical Processes 4 CHE 2421, Thermodynamics I 4
MATH 2450, Calculus III 4 MATH 3350, Higher Mathematics for Scientists & Engineers 3
HIST 2301, American History II (after 1877) † 3 POLS 1301, American Government I 3
TOTAL: 19 TOTAL: 17

Third Year

Fall Spring
Course Hours Course Hours
CHEM 3310, Molecular Biochemistry 3 CHEM 3308 & 3108, Physical Chemistry II 4
PHYS 2401, Principles of Physics II 4 CHE 3330, Engineering Materials Science 3
CHE 3315, Fluid Mechanics 3 CHE 3341, Mass−Transfer Operations 3
CHE 3322, Thermodynamics II 3 CHE 3323, Reaction Engineering 3
CHE 3326, Heat Transfer 3 CHE 3232, Transport Laboratory 2
POLS 2302, American Government II 3
TOTAL: 19 TOTAL: 15

Fourth Year

Fall Spring
Course Hours Course Hours
CHE 4122, Chemical Engineering Review 1 Humanities & Multicultural Core Requirement*** 3
CHE 4353, Process Control 3 CHE 4555, Chemical Process Design & Simulation 5
CHE 4232, Unit Operations Laboratory 2 Chemical Engineering − Bio−Engineering Elective** 3
CHEM 3107, Chemistry Elective* 1 CHE 4356 Process Safety 3
IE 2324, Engineering Economic Analysis 3
Chemical Engineering − Bio−Engineering Elective** 3
Visual & Performing Arts Elective*** 3
TOTAL: 16 TOTAL: 14

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with a Polymer & Material Science Minor

To download a flowchart of the curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with a Polymer & Materials Science Minor, click here.

First Year

Fall Spring
Course Hours Course Hours
CHEM 1307 & 1107, Principles of Chemistry I 4 CHEM 1308 & 1108, Principles of Chemistry II 4
CHE 1121, Chemical Engineering Seminar 1 CHE 1305, Engineering Analysis 3
MATH 1451, Calculus I 4 MATH 1452, Calculus II 4
ENGL 1301, Essentials of College Rhetoric 3 ENGL 1302, Advanced College Rhetoric 3
HIST 2300, American History I (before 1877) † 3 PHYS 1408, Principles of Physics I (Calculus−based) 4
TOTAL: 15 TOTAL: 18

Second Year

Fall Spring
Course Hours Course Hours
CHEM 3305 & 3105, Organic Chemistry I 4 CHEM 3306 & 3106, Organic Chemistry II 4
PHYS 2401, Principles of Physics II 4 POLS 1301, American Government I 3
CHE 2410, Chemical Processes 4 CHE 2421, Thermodynamics I 4
MATH 2450, Calculus III 4 MATH 3350, Higher Mathematics for Scientists & Engineers 3
HIST 2301, American History II (after 1877) † 3 CHE 2306, Exposition of Technical Information 3
TOTAL: 19 TOTAL: 17

Third Year

Fall Spring
Course Hours Course Hours
CHE 3315, Fluid Mechanics 3 CHE 434x, Polymer Elective 3
CHE 3322, Thermodynamics II 3 CHE 3341, Mass−Transfer Operations 3
CHE 3326, Heat Transfer 3 CHE 3323, Reaction Engineering 3
POLS 2302, American Government II 3 CHE 3232, Transport Laboratory 2
Humanities & Multicultural Core Requirement*** 3 CHEM 3308 & 3108, Physical Chemistry II
or CHEM 4310 Polymer Chemistry
4
    CHE 3330, Engineering Materials Science 3
TOTAL: 15 TOTAL: 18

Fourth Year

Fall Spring
Course Hours Course Hours
IE 2324, Engineering Economic Analysis 3 CHEM 3308 & 3108, Physical Chemistry II
or CHEM 4310 Polymer Chemistry
3
CHE 4122, Chemical Engineering Review 1 CHE 434x Polymer Elective 3
CHE 4353, Process Control 3 CHE 4555, Chemical Process Design & Simulation 5
CHE 4232, Unit Operations Laboratory 2 CHE 4356 Process Safety 3
CHE 434x, Polymer Elective 3
CHEM 3107, Chemistry Elective* 1
Visual & Performing Arts Elective*** 3
TOTAL: 16 TOTAL: 14

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
with a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering

To download a flowchart of the curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, click here.

First Year

Fall Spring
Course Hours Course Hours
CHEM 1307 & 1107, Principles of Chemistry I 4 CHEM 1308 & 1108, Principles of Chemistry II 4
CHE 1121, Chemical Engineering Seminar 1 CHE 1305, Engineering Analysis 3
MATH 1451, Calculus I 4 MATH 1452, Calculus II 4
ENGL 1301, Essentials of College Rhetoric 3 ENGL 1302, Advanced College Rhetoric 3
HIST 2300, American History I (before 1877) † 3 PHYS 1408, Principles of Physics I (Calculus−based) 4
TOTAL: 15 TOTAL: 18

Second Year

Fall Spring
Course Hours Course Hours
CHEM 3305 & 3105, Organic Chemistry I 4 Chemistry Elective* 3
PHYS 2401, Principles of Physics II 4 POLS 1301, American Government I 3
CHE 2410, Introduction to Chemical Process 4 CHE 2421, Thermodynamics I 4
MATH 2450, Calculus III 4 MATH 3350, Higher Mathematics for Scientists & Engineers 3
HIST 2301, American History II (after 1877) † 3 CHE 2306, Exposition of Technical Information 3
TOTAL: 19 TOTAL: 16

Third Year

Fall Spring
Course Hours Course Hours
Chemistry Elective* 4 CHEM 3308 & 3108, Physical Chemistry II 4
CHE 3315, Fluid Mechanics 3 IE 2324, Engr. Econ. Analysis (Behavior) 3
CHE 3322, Thermodynamics II 3 CHE 3341, Mass−Transfer Operations 3
CHE 3326, Heat Transfer 3 CHE 3323, Reaction Engineering 3
POLS 2302, American Government II 3 CHE 3232, Transport Laboratory 2
CHE 3330, Engineering Materials Science 3
TOTAL: 16 TOTAL: 18

Fourth Year

Fall Spring
Course Hours Course Hours
CHEM 3107, Chemistry Elect.* 1 CHE 53xx Grad Core + 3
CHE 53xx Grad Core + 3 CHE 53xx Grad Core + 3
CHE 53xx Grad Core + 3 CHE 4555, Chemical Process Design & Simulation 5
CHE 4353, Process Control
3 Humanities & Multicultural Core*** 3
CHE 4232, Unit Operations Laboratory 2 CHE 4356 Process Safety 3
CHE 4122, Chemical Engineering Review 1
Visual & Performing Arts Elective*** 3
TOTAL: 16 TOTAL: 17

Fifth Year

Fall Spring
Course Hours Course Hours
CHE 7121 Grad Seminar 1 CHE 7121 Grad Seminar 1
CHE 53xx Grad Core + 3 CHE 53xx Grad Elect. ++ 3
CHE 53xx Grad Elect. ++ 3 CHE 53xx Grad Elect. ++ 3
CHE 6000 Master's Thesis 3 CHE 6000 Master's Thesis 3
TOTAL: 10 TOTAL: 10

+ Graduate Core
5 required core courses
CHE 5310 Adv. Chemical Engineering Techniques
CHE 5312 Fluid Transport Prin. and Analysis
CHE 5321 Adv. Chem. Eng. Thermodynamics
CHE 5323 Dig. Computation for Chem. Engineers
CHE 5343 Reaction Kinetics

++ Graduate Electives
1 elective CHE graduate-level course
2 elective graduate-level courses (may be CHE)

Electives

* Chemistry Elective
(Choose from the following:)

 

** Chemical Engineering Elective
The following classes can be taken to fulfill elective requirements:

*** Humanities, Visual/Performance Arts and Multicultural Electives:
Courses should be selected from the core curriculum course lists in the undergraduate bulletin in order to meet core curriculum requirements. One course should be chosen that simultaneously appears on the Multicultural list and on either the Humanities or Visual/Performing Arts lists.

Otherwise an additional course will be needed.

† U.S. History Requirement (6 hrs):
HIST 2300 and 2301 will fulfill the U.S. History requirement. However, HIST 3310 and HIST 3323 can also be applied to this requirement.

‡ Political Science Requirement (6 hrs):
POLS 1301 and 2302 will fulfill the political science requirement. If a student earns an A or B in POLS 1301, any upper-level Political Science course listed in the core curriculum section of the current catalog can be substituted for POLS 2302.

Foreign Language Requirement:
One year (or the equivalent) of a single foreign language at the college level fulfills this requirement. Two years of credit in a single language in high school can be substituted.

Accreditation

The bachelor of science in chemical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,
http://www.abet.org/

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

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