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2009-2011 Courses and Programs

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Curriculum in Chemical Engineering

Administered by the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Leading to the degree bachelor of science.

Total credits required: 125.5 cr. See also Basic Program and Special Programs.

International Perspectives: 3 cr.*
U.S. Diversity: 3 cr.*

Communication Proficiency/Library requirement:
Engl 150 and Engl 250; Lib 160. (See Basic Program for credit requirements.) Complete one course from Engl 309, 3 cr.; Engl 314, 3cr.; or JL MC 347, 3 cr.

Social Sciences and Humanities: 15 cr.
Complete a total of 15 cr. with at least 6 cr. but not more than 9 cr. from the same department.

Basic Program: 26.5 cr.****
Complete with 2.00 GPA including transfer courses: Chem 167 or Chem 177, 4 cr.; Engl 150, 3 cr. and Engl 250, 3 cr. (see above for grade requirements); Engr 101, R cr.; Engr 160, 3 cr.***; Lib 160, 0.5 cr.; Math 165, 4 cr. and Math 166, 4 cr.; and Phys 221, 5 cr. (See Basic Program rule.)

Math and Physical Science: 30 cr.
Math 265, 4 cr.; Math 267, 4 cr.; Phys 222, 5 cr.; Chem 167L, 1 cr. or Chem 177L, 1 cr.; Chem 178, 3 cr.; Chem 178L, 1 cr.; Chem 325, 3 cr.; Chem 331, 3 cr.; Chem 332, 3 cr.; BBMB 301, 3 cr.

Chemical Engineering Core: 33 cr.****
Ch E 210, 3 cr.; Ch E 302, 1 cr.; Ch E 310, 3 cr.; Ch E 325, 2 cr.; Ch E 356, 3 cr.; Ch E 357, 3 cr.; Ch E 358, 3 cr.; Ch E 381, 3 cr.; Ch E 382, 3 cr.; Ch E 421, 3 cr.; Ch E 426, 2 cr.; Ch E 430, 4 cr.

Other Remaining Courses: 21 cr.
Complete one course from Engl 309, 3 cr.; Engl 314 3 cr. or JL MC 347, 3 cr.
Complete 3 cr. from Chemistry Electives list.**
Complete 3 cr. from Statistical Electives list.**
Complete 3 cr. from Chemical Engineering Electives list.2 Complete 3 cr. from any 300+ level course in engineering.** Complete 6 cr. from Professional Electives list.**

Biological Engineering Option
The standard Chemical Engineering program may be modified to meet the option requirements for Biological Engineering: Math and Physical Science – BBMB 404 or Biol 313, 3 cr., may be substituted for BBMB 301 from list above.

Chemical Engineering Core – Replace Ch E 426, 2 cr. with Ch E 427, 2 cr. in required Core.
Other Remaining Courses: Chemistry Electives, 3 cr. - BBMB 405 (prerequisite 404), BBMB 420 (prerequisite 301), or Biol 314.

Chemical Engineering Electives, 3 cr. – Ch E 415, Ch E 440, Ch E 542 or Ch E 562.
Engineering Electives, 3 cr. – A E 373, A E 480, BRT 501, C E 421, or MSE 580.
Professional Electives, 6 cr. – Ch E 415, Ch E 440, Ch E 542, Ch E 562, or Ch E 490; and one course from 300-level, or above, life sciences (not BBMB 301), 300- or above level course in Chem, FS HN or BBMB.

Co-op/Internships: Optional

*These university requirements will add to the minimum credits of the program unless the university-approved courses are also approved by the department to meet other course requirements within the degree program. U.S. diversity and international perspectives courses may not be taken Pass/Not Pass.
**Choose from department approved list.
***See Basic Program for Professional Engineering Curricula for accepted substitutions for curriculum designated courses in the Basic Program.
****2.00 required including transfer courses.