Curriculum

The B.S. in Chemical Engineering degree offered by the School of Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

The Chemical Engineering curriculum presented below meets both the general graduation requirements as outlined in the Undergraduate Catalog and those of the School of Engineering.

New General Education Requirements went into effect in fall 2005. Every enrolled undergraduate at the University must meet them. Additional requirements for the Chemical Engineering major are listed in the next section below.

The General Education Requirements consist of four Content Areas and five Competencies.

  • Content Area 1 – Arts and Humanities: six credits from two different departments
  • Content Area 2 – Social Sciences: six credits taken from two different departments
  • Content Area 3 – Science and Technology: engineers far exceed this requirement so it is not discussed
  • Content Area 4 – Diversity and Multiculturalism: six credits including three credits in International courses
  • Courses in Content Areas 1, 2 and 3 must be taken in six different departments
  • Within Content Area 4, at least three credits shall address issues of diversity outside the USA and one course may also count as a Content Area 1, 2 or 3 course.

Four of the five Competencies are fulfilled by our listed curriculum, including: Computer Technology, Information Literacy, Quantitative (Q), and Writing (W). Information on the fifth competency, Second Language, can be found in the Academic Regulations section of the Undergraduate Catalog (search for “foreign language” on that site).

Course selections for the above Content Areas and more details regarding the Competencies are available in the General Education Requirements site.

Chemical Engineering Curriculum

All engineers have a common first semester and the disciplines diverge as the years progress. You may learn more about curriculum requirements of the School of Engineering in the Engineering Section of the Undergraduate Catalog.

It is important to work with your advisor to ensure you stay on track and so you may learn more about the flexibility and options inherent in our program. Existing students should be tracking their progress with a formal Plan of Study document. This is a list of allowable courses to fulfill professional requirements.

Our curriculum offers the flexibility for students to include a minor course of study, often with few additional credits. Choose from a minor in molecular and cell biology, pre-med, materials engineering, math, environmental engineering, chemistry and more.

Curriculum and Minors Roadmap: CHEG Roadmaps 2014+