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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

SAMPLE FOUR-YEAR B.S.CH.E. DEGREE PLAN

This is one example of many possible schedules.
Consult a divisional or departmental advisor to customize your degree plan.

The official degree and course requirements are those found in the General Announcements. Students having questions or concerns about their requirements and course selections should seek advice from their Chemical Engineering Faculty Advisor  

Fall Semester
Spring Semester

Freshman Year  
18 credits
  Freshman Year  
17 credits
MATH 101 Single Variable Calculus I
3
  MATH 102 Single Variable Calculus II
3

 

PHYS 101&103 or PHYS 111

Mechanics w/lab & discussion section
4*
 

 

 PHYS 102&104 or PHYS 112

Electricity and Magnetism w/lab & discussion section
4*
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I w/ lab
4*
  CHEM 122 General Chemistry II w/lab
4*
FWIS Freshman Writing
3
  DIST Distribution Elective
3
OPEN Open Elective
3
  DIST Distribution Elective
3
LPAP Lifetime Physical Activity Elective
1
       

           
Sophomore Year  
15 credits
  Sophomore Year  
18 credits
MATH 211 Ord Diff Eqns & Linear Algebra
3
  MATH 212 Multivariable Calculus
3
CHEM 211&213 Organic Chemistry I & discussion section
3
  CHBE 305 Computational Methods in Chem Engineering
3*
CHEM 217 Org Lab for Chemical Engineers
1
  CHBE 310 Fund of Biomolecular Engineering
3
CHBE 301 Chemical Eng Fundamentals
3
  CHEM 212 (or CHEM 311 or CHEM 312)
Organic Chemistry II
3
CHBE 303 Computer Prog for Chem Eng w/lab
2*
  DIST Distribution Elective 
3
DIST Distribution Elective
3
  DIST Distribution Elective
3
               
Junior Year  
18 credits
  Junior Year  
16 credits
CHEM 311 or CHEM 312
Physical Chemistry
3
  CAAM 336 Differential Eqns in Science and Eng
3
CHBE 390 Kinetics and Reactor Design
3
  CHBE 402 Transport Phenomena II
3
CHBE 401 Transport Phenomena I
3
  CHBE 412 Thermodynamics II
3
CHBE 411 Thermodynamics I
3
  CHBE 343 Chemical Engineering Lab I
3*
SPEC Specialization Elective
3
  CHBE 350 Process Safety in Chem Eng
1
DIST Distribution Elective         3   SPEC Specialization Elective

    3

               
Senior Year  
16 credits
  Senior Year  
16 credits
CHBE 403 Design Fundamentals
4*
  CHBE 404 Product and Process Design
4
CHBE 443 Chemical Engineering Lab II
3*
  SPEC Specialization Elective
3
CHBE 470 Process Dynamics and Control
3
  SPEC Specialization Elective
3
SPEC Specialization Elective
3
  DIST Distribution Elective
3
OPEN Open Elective
3
  OPEN Open Elective
3

*In addition to class hours, these courses have a regularly scheduled lab that must fit into your schedule.