Chemical and Biological 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 Engr. General Chemistry
CHEM 1221 Engr. General
Chemistry Lab
GEEN 1300 Intro to Engr Computing
HSS Elective*
15
4
3
2
 
3
3
Spring Semester
APPM 1360 Calculus 2 for Engineers
CHEN 1300 Intro to Chemical Engr
CHEN 2810 Biology for Engineers
PHYS 1110 General Physics 1
HSS Elective*
15
4
1
3
4
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
CHEM 4521 Physical Chemistry for Engineers
CHEN 3200 ChE Fluid Mechanics
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
16
3
3
3
3
4
Spring Semester
CHEM 4611 Survey of Biochemistry
CHEN 3130 ChE Laboratory 1
CHEN 3220 Separations and Mass Transfer
CHEN 4805 Biomaterials
CHEN 4830 Biokinetics
HSS Elective (3000+)*
17
3
2
3
3
3
3
Senior Year Credits   Credits
Fall Semester
CHEN 4090 Senior Seminar
CHEN 4520 Chem Process Synthesis
CHEN 4810 Biological
Engineering Lab
CHEN 4820 Biochemical Separations
Technical Electives
15
1
3
2
 
3
6
Spring Semester
CHEN 4530 Design Project
CHEN 4570 Instrumentation &
Process Control
Focus Tech Elective
Tech Elective
HSS Elective (3000+)*
15
2
4
 
3
3
3

There are three curricula for the BS degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering. These are:

  • standard curriculum (presented above)
  • pre-medicine curriculum
  • cooperative education program

Details may be obtained from the ChBE Help Guide. Students completing the pre-medicine curriculum receive a certificate from the ChBE department in addition to the university diploma.

* When selecting humanities and social sciences (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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