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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemical Engineering (CHE) (B.S.)


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 Bachelor’s degree requirements

Freshman year


Fall semester (15 credit hours)


  • Humanities/social science elective Credits: (3)

Spring semester (16 credit hours)


  • Humanities/social science elective Credits: (3)

Sophomore year


Junior year


Fall semester (16 credit hours)


  • ‡Chemistry/biochemistry/biology elective Credits: (3)
  • §Advanced laboratory experience Credits: (2)
  • Humanities/social science elective Credits: (3)

Spring semester (15 credit hours)


  • Technical elective Credits: (3)

Senior year


Fall semester (17 credit hours)


  • Technical elective Credits: (3)
  • UGE ≥ 300 level humanities and social science elective Credits: (6)

Spring semester (16 credit hours)


  • Chemical engineering elective Credits: (3)
  • Unrestricted elective Credits: (3)

Notes


**Honors Chemistry I (CHM 220 ) and Honors Chemistry II (CHM 250 ) may be taken instead of CHM 210, CHM 230, and CHM 371. If this option is elected, two additional credit hours of technical electives are to be selected.

‡Chemistry/biochemistry/biology electives: Chemistry: Possible selections include Organic Chemistry II (CHM 550 ), Instrumental Analysis (CHM 566 ), and Physical Chemistry I (CHM 585 ). Biochemistry: Possible selections include General Biochemistry (BIOCH 521 ), Physical Studies of Biomacromolecules (BIOCH 590 ), Biochemistry I (BIOCH 755 ), and Biochemistry II (BIOCH 765 ); Biology: BIOL 450 or above; some possible courses include Modern Genetics (BIOL 450 ), General Microbiology (BIOL 455 ), Plant Physiology (BIOL 500 ), Fundamentals of Ecology (BIOL 529 ) or Cell Biology (BIOL 541 ).

§The advanced laboratory experience is to be a 2-credit-hour laboratory course selected from the following courses: Organic Chemistry Laboratory (CHM 532 ), Physical Methods Laboratory (CHM 596 ), General Biochemistry Laboratory (BIOCH 522 ), or Biochemistry I Laboratory (BIOCH 756 ).

The departmental requirements below must be satisfied.

  • 32 credit hours of electives are required, and they are to be selected in consultation with the student’s advisor. All electives must be on the lists approved by the department or have the approval of the department head and must support the educational objectives of the chemical engineering program. Both the required and elective components of a student’s overall program of study must meet UGE criteria. 17 credit hours of technical electives are required. These electives must include one chemistry/biochemistry/biology (3 credit hours) course, an advanced laboratory experience (2 credit hours), and a chemical engineering elective (3 credit hours).
    The remaining 6 credit hours of technical electives are to be chosen from courses identified as engineering topics, with at least one course selected from either analytical mechanics (both statics and dynamics must be represented) or circuits, fields, and electronics.
  • 15 credit hours of social sciences and humanities electives are required. These courses are to be selected from the list approved by the College of Engineering. At least 6 hours of 300-level or higher UGE courses must be included within these 15 hours. All courses must be taken for a letter grade.
  • Three (3) credit hours of unrestricted elective are to be selected from courses numbered 100 or higher, excluding courses listed as a prerequisite to a required course.

Total hours required for graduation (128)