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Polymers & Materials Science Minor

Bio−Engineering Minor

Chemical Engineering Minor


Polymers & Materials Science Minor


The Polymers and Materials minor is an interdisciplinary minor and includes courses from Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, and Physics.

The goal of the minor is to provide students with knowledge and skills in the polymer and materials sciences so that they are better prepared to enter relevant industries, including semiconductor electronics, plastics and rubber, and advanced composites.

These industries are important in the Texas industrial base and also form the basis for major US export surpluses and for US defense industries.


The Polymers and Materials Science Minor consists of 18 or more hours of coursework, six of which must be taken outside the student's major.

Two courses are required:

The remaining courses should be selected from the following list:

Prerequisites for all of these courses will be enforced


Bio−Engineering Minor


The bioengineering minor is an interdisciplinary minor and includes courses from biology, chemistry and engineering. The goal of the minor is to provide engineering students with sufficient knowledge and skills in biology and in engineering to prepare them to enter graduate research programs in biomedical and biochemical engineering, including M.D. and Ph.D. programs. 

In addition, engineering students completing the minor are well prepared to work as bachelor's degree engineers in specialty biomedical and biochemical companies. The bioengineering minor can also be used by pre−medical students in preparation for medical school.

For students graduating on catalogs issued before the 2013-2014 catalog, an additional stats course is required. Acceptable courses include MATH 3342, IE 3341, and CHE 4372.

Requirements (For Non-Pre-Med Students)

The minor in Bioengineering consists of a minimum of six courses:

Requirements (Pre-med Students)

Pre-med students who desire to minor in bioengineering should choose among the following eight courses to meet pre-med requirements:


Chemical Engineering Minor


A minor in chemical engineering is available. The minor consists of 18 or more hours of coursework in chemical engineering, including all of the following:

Prerequisites for all of these courses will be enforced. The remaining course(s) should be selected from current CHE course offerings.



If you would like more detailed information than is listed on this page, please contact Dr. Mark W. Vaughn or Kristina Thompson, the undergraduate advisors for the Department of Chemical Engineering.

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