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Undergraduate Curriculum

The department awards one degree, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. However, a student may pursue concentrations in Biomolecular Engineering, Materials and Energy.

Read more about concentrations in the Chemical Engineering major here.


Chemical Engineering Curriculum, Class of 2016 and later.

First Year

First Semester

Credit

MATH 10550, Calculus I

4

CHEM 10171/11171, General Chemistry I    

4

Arts and Letters Course

3

EG 10111, Intro to Engineering

3

Writing & Rhetoric or University Seminar 

3
17

Second Semester

Credit

MATH 10560, Calculus II

4

CHEM 10122, General Chemistry II

3

Writing & Rhetoric or University Seminar

3

EG 10112, Intro to Engineering

3

PHYS 10310, General Physics I

4
17

Sophomore Year

First Semester

Credit

MATH 20550, Calculus III

3.5

CHEM 10172,Organic Chemistry I

3

CHEM 11172, Organic Chemistry Lab I

1

PHYS 10320, General Physic II

4

CBE 20255, Intro to Chemical Engineering

3

Arts and Letters Course

3
17.5

Second Semester

Credit

MATH 20580, Linear Algebra & ODE's

3.5

CHEM 20273, Organic Chemistry II

3

Arts and Letters Course

3

CBE 20258, Numerical and Statistical Analysis

3

CBE 20260, Thermodynamics

3
CBE 20290. Career Choices for Chemical Engineers *Recommended 1*
15.5

Junior Year

First Semester

Credit

MATH 30650, Differential Equations

3

CHEM 30333, Analytical Chem

3

CHEM 31333, Analytical Chem Lab

2

CBE 30367 Thermodynamics II

3

CBE 30361, Materials

3

CBE 30355, Transport Phenomena I or CBE 30357, Biotransport

3
17

Second Semester

Credit

CHEM 30324, Physical Chemistry

3

CBE 30356, Transport Phenomena II

3

CBE 30338, Chemical Process Control

3

CBE 31358, Chemical Engineering Lab I

3

Arts and Letters Course

3
15

Senior Year

First Semester

Credit

CBE Elective

3

CBE 41459, Chem Eng Lab II or CBE 41910, Bioengineering Lab

3

CBE 40443, Separation Process

3

CBE 40445, Chemical Reaction Engineering

3

Arts and Letters Course

3
15

Second Semester

Credit

CBE 40448, Process Design

3

Technical Elective*

3

Technical Elective*

3

CBE Elective

3

Arts and Letters Course

3

15

*Tech Elective: A course in the College of Science or College of Engineering.

3 credit lecture course, numbered 3XXXX, 4XXXX, or higher.

Must be intended for Science and Engineering majors, not A&L.

Advanced Undergraduate Research, CBE 48902, may fulfill only 3 of the 6 credits of required technical electives.

Other courses will be considered upon request.

Total: 128 credits

Example Curriculum Options 

Standard Curriculum

Standard Pre-Professional  (Pre-Med)

Accelerated Pre-Professional (Pre-Med)

Accelerated A

Accelerated B

Accelerated C


University Core Curriculum (Arts and Letters Courses)

The University requires 24 credits of Arts & Letters Courses. The following may be taken to satisfy these requirements:

  • Writing & Rhetoric - One Course
  • University Seminar - One Course**
  • History - One Course
  • Social Science - One Course
  • Fine Arts or Literature - One Course
  • Philosophy - Two Courses
  • Theology - Two Courses

**The University Seminar may be selected from an appropriate history, social science, fine arts, literature, or the first course in philosophy or theology

First Year Studies

Incoming or current first-year students should visit the First Year Studies website for further information.