Chemical Engineering: BS Sample Curriculum

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Contact the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department for specific degree requirements corresponding to a particular catalog year.

128 semester credit hours are required to complete this degree.

Freshman Year Credits   Credits
Fall Semester
APPM 1350 Calculus 1 for Engineers
CHEN 1211 General Chem for Engr
CHEM 1221 General Chem Engr Lab
GEEN 1300 Intro to Engr Computing
HSS Elective*
15
4
3
2
3
3
Spring Semester
APPM 1360 Calculus 2 for Engineers
PHYS 1110 General Physics 1
CHEN 1300 Intro to Chemical Engr
CHEN 2810 Biology for Engineers
HSS Elective*
15
4
4
1
3
3
Sophomore Year Credits   Credits
Fall Semester
APPM 2350 Calculus 3 for Engineers
CHEM 3311 Organic Chemistry 1
CHEM 3321 Organic
Chemistry 1 Lab
CHEN 2120 ChE Material &
Energy Bal
PHYS 1120 General Physics 2
PHYS 1140 Experimental Physics
17
4
4
1
 
3
 
4
1
Spring Semester
APPM 2360 Diff Eq with Linear Algebra
CHEM 3331 Organic Chemistry 2
CHEM 3341 Organic Chemistry 2 Lab
CHEN 3200 ChE Fluid Mechanics
CHEM 4521 Physical Chemistry
for Engineers
HSS Elective*
18
4
4
1
3
3
 
3
Junior Year Credits   Credits
Fall Semester
CHEN 3010 Applied Data Analysis
CHEN 3210 ChE Heat Transfer
CHEN 3320 ChE Thermodynamics
College-approved Writing Course**
Elective(s)
16
3
3
3
3
4
Spring Semester
CHEM 4330 ChE Reaction Kinetics
CHEN 3130 ChE Laboratory 1
CHEN 3220 ChE Separations &
Mass Transfer
Advanced Chemistry Elective
Tech Elective
HSS Elective (3000+)*
17
3
2
3
 
3
3
3
Senior Year Credits   Credits
Fall Semester
CHEN 4090 Senior Seminar
CHEN 4130 ChE Laboratory 2
CHEN 4520 Chem Process
Synthesis
Tech Electives
HSS Elective (3000+)*
15
1
2
3
 
6
3
Spring Semester
CHEN 4440 ChE Materials
CHEN 4530 Design Project
CHEN 4570 Instrumentation &
Process Control
Tech Electives
15
3
2
4
 
6

There are nine curricula for the BS degree in Chemical Engineering. These are:

  • standard curriculum (presented above)
  • bioengineering option
  • computer option
  • energy option
  • environmental option
  • microelectronics option
  • materials option
  • pre-medicine curriculum
  • cooperative education program

The standard curriculum provides the most freedom in choosing technical elective courses. The option curricula use the technical electives to fulfill the theme of the option. Details may be obtained from the ChBE Help Guide. Students completing one of the options receive a certificate from the ChBE department in addition to the university diploma.

* When selecting HSS electives, students should consult the college’s degree requirements in this area.

** A list of college-approved writing courses can be found on the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Writing page.

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