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Typical Course Sequence

Students graduating from the BS program in chemical engineering will have a firm and practical grasp of engineering principles and underlying science associated with traditional chemical engineering applications, and will also learn to tie together phenomena at the nano-scale with the behavior of systems at the macro-scale. While chemical engineers have always excelled at analyzing and designing processes with multiple length scales, modern chemical engineering applications require this knowledge to be extended to the nano-scale, and our program addresses this emerging need.

Chemical Engineering, BS degree, typical course sequence (total semester credit hours: 129)

First Year

  • Chemical Engineering Insights I & II
  • General and Analytical Chemistry I & II
  • General and Analytical Chemistry Lab I & II
  • Project-based Calculus I & II
  • Writing Seminar
  • First Year Seminar
  • University Physics I
  • LAS Perspective 1
  • LAS Foundation Elective
  • Wellness Education

  Second Year

  • Chemical Process Analysis
  • Comprehensive Organic Chemistry I
  • Comprehensive Organic Chemistry I Lab
  • Differential Equations
  • LAS Perspective 2, 3
  • Applied Thermodynamics
  • Continuum Mechanics I
  • Chemical Engineering Principles Lab
  • Inorganic Chemistry I
  • Multivariable and Vector Calculus
  • Engineering Co-op Preparation
  • Wellness Education*

  Third Year

  • Cooperative Education (fall)
  • Mass Transfer Operations
  • Continuum Mechanics II
  • Analytical Tech. for Chemical Engineers I
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • LAS Perspective 4
  • LAS Immersion 1

Fourth Year

  • Material Science
  • Reaction Engineering
  • Analytical Techniques for Engineers II
  • Chemical Engineering Processes Lab (WI)
  • LAS Immersion 2, 3
  • Cooperative Education (spring)

Fifth Year

  • Multidisciplinary Senior Design I & II
  • Analysis of Multi-Scale Processes
  • Design With Constraint
  • Professional Technical Electives (two courses)
  • University Physics II
  • System Dynamics and Control
  • Free Electives (two courses)

LAS-Liberal Arts and Sciences

Accepted students interested in computer recommendations can find useful information here.