About the Program
Chemical Engineering remains a premier source of well-educated, well-prepared chemical engineers, educating students using innovative technologies and fostering an environment that inspires leading-edge research.
Chemical engineers work in a wide range of industries with worldwide impact. Applications include energy; pharmaceuticals and biological materials; the nutritional value of food; environmental protection and restoration; materials for computing, sensing, and communications; personal care, home care, and home health products; and system and data management.
Chemical engineers rely on their knowledge of mathematics and science - particularly chemistry - to overcome technical problems in industry and society. While the chemist studies basic chemical reactions, the chemical engineer applies the results of chemical research and transforms laboratory processes into efficient, full-scale processes or facilities. With their strong problem-solving skills and fundamental background in mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology, chemical engineers can seize opportunities to translate industrial problems into competitive advantages. Currently, chemical engineers demand among the highest salaries for college graduates with a bachelor’s degree.
Research here is currently being conducted with polymers and materials, nanoscale science and engineering, fluid mechanics, catalyst design and engineering, sensors, biotechnology, and many others.
130 Credits Required
Major Required Courses (41 credits)
Other Departmental Courses (89 credits)
Free Electives (0 - 11 credits)
- Free Elective (for students who complete ENGL 10800 ) - Credit Hours: 1.00
- Free Elective (for students who complete MA 26500 for Math Selective I) - Credit Hours: 1.00
- Free Elective (for students who complete a course that fulfills both Science, Technology, & Society and Technical Elective) - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Free Elective (for students who complete a course that fulfills both Humanities/ Behavioral Social Science/ Science, Technology & Society, and General Education Elective V) - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Free Elective (for students who complete a course that fulfills both Humanities/ Behavioral Social Science/ Science, Technology & Society, and General Education Elective VI) - Credit Hours: 3.00
University Core Requirements
For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.
Additional Degree Requirements
For Chemical Engineering selectives click here . For general education electives click here .
Students must earn a “C” or better in CHE 20500 to enroll in any other CHE course.
Students must earn a “C-” or better in CHE 21100 , CHE 30600 , CHE 32000 , CHE 37700 , CHE 37800 to enroll in upper level CHE courses.
2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
Students may take General Education Elective IV, V, and VI for a letter grade or pass/ no pass option.
3 credits of CHE 41100 , CHE 41200 , CHE 49800 , or CHE 49900 may be used to complete the Chemical Engineering Selective.
3 credits of CHE 41100, 41200, 49800, or 49800 may be used to complete the Engineering or Technical Selective.
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