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2014-2015 University Catalog 
2014-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemical Engineering, BSCHE

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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.

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Chemical Engineering  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

130 Credits for Graduation

General Education Electives (18 credits)

  • General Education Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

14/15 Credits

17/18 Credits

18 Credits

Spring 2nd Year

17/18 Credits

Fall 3rd Year

16/17 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

17 Credits

14 Credits

Spring 4th Year

16 Credits


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 34800 , CHE 37700 , CHE 37800  to enroll in upper level CHE courses.

130 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering.

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Degree Requirements

The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

Degree Works is knowledge source for specific requirements and completion

Critical Course

The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

Foreign Language Courses

Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

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