About the Program
The Chemical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
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 (46 credits)
Other Departmental Courses (84 credits)
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- (If pursuing Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, CHM 11600 - General Chemistry is required to graduate, but not required to complete the First Year Engineering program.)
University Core Requirements
- Human Cultures Humanities
- Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
- Information Literacy
- Science #1
- Science #2
- Science, Technology, and Society
- Written Communication
- Oral Communication
- Quantitative Reasoning
For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.
First Year Engineering Program Requirements
Chemical Engineering Program Requirements
Spring 4th Year
- CHE 45000 - Design And Analysis Of Processing Systems
- Chemical Engineering Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Engineering Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Science, Technology and Society Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Upper Level General Education Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- 130 Credits required for graduation.
- 2.0 overall and major (Chemical Engineering Core) GPA required for Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering degree.
- 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 all other CHE Major Required Courses (Chemical Engineering Core).
- Students may take the ChE General Education Selective Core courses 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.
- Students may not earn credit in the following courses: ABE 20100, ABE 21000, ABE 30800, ABE 37000, IE 23000, IE 33000, ME 30900 and ME 31500.
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