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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:

  • CHE 5344 − Polymers and Materials Laboratory
  • Either:
    • CHE 3330 − Engineering Materials Science, or
    • ME 3311 − Materials Science

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.

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.


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

  • The following four courses are required:
  • The remaining two courses must be selected from the following list:
    • CE 3309 − Environmental Engineering
    • CHE 4363- Biochemical Engineering (If not counted as a required course)
    • CHE 4364 − Chemical Engineering Applications in Biological Systems
    • CHE 4365 − Biotransport
    • CHE 4366 − Biomicrofluidics
    • CHE 4385 − Bioprocess Control
    • CS 3368 − Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
    • CS 4379 − Concurrent and Parallel Programming
    • CS 5393 − Bioinformatics
    • ECE 4367 − Image Processing
    • ECE 5351 − Biomedical Signal Processing
    • ECE 5355 − Genomic Signal Processing and Control
    • ECE 5356 − Bioinstrumentation/Biosensors (If not counted as a required course)
    • ENVE 4385 − Microbial Applications in Environmental Engineering
    • ENVE 4399 − Biological Municipal Wastewater Treatment
    • IE 3361 − Work Analysis and Design
    • IE 4361 − Engineering Design for People
    • IE 4362 − Industrial Ergonomics
    • IE 4363 − Work and Product Safety Engineering
    • BIOL 3320 or CHEM 3310 or MBIO 3401 − Cell Biology or Molecular Biochemistry or Principles of Microbiology

Chemical Engineering Minor (For Non-ChE majors only)


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.

Chemical Engineering