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Chemical Engineering - General

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Chemical Engineering - General (127 Hours)

At least 66 of the total hours required for this degree must be in 300-400-level courses.

Criteria for Certification – Chemical Engineering Program
1) In September of each year, the faculty of the School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering will establish the total number of students (June and January) to be certified into the chemical engineering program.
2) Each student will be considered for certification during the semester after she/he has completed all of the following courses: MATH 171, MATH 172, MATH 273; CHEM 105, CHEM 106, CHEM 345, PHYSICS 201, CHE 201.
3) To be certified, each student must meet the following minimum standards:
a. 2.0 cumulative GPA.
b. A “C” grade or better in each of the courses listed in 2) above.
c. Be in good academic standing (semester GPA 2.00 or higher) at the time they are being considered for certification.
4) Certification decisions will be made at the end of Fall and Spring semesters, and those being certified at the end of Spring semester will be notified by June 1, while those being certified at the end of Fall semester will be notified by January 15.
5) If the number of students seeking certification exceeds the program capacity, as determined in 1) above, additional criteria will be used to select those who are certified. Those criteria include: (a) average GPA received in the courses listed in 2) above; (b) average GPA earned in all the engineering/math/science courses which have already been completed; and (c) the GPA earned during the previous semester.
6) Students who have completed all the courses listed in 2) above, but who are not certified will be notified of the decision according to the time table described in 4) above. Such students who are not certified may appeal the decision. This appeal should describe any special circumstances which should be considered. A faculty committee will consider the appeal, the special circumstances described, and trends in the grades (e.g. trends in grades and/or withdrawals, typical course load attempted and typical course load completed) and make a final decision regarding certification. The appeal must be submitted within 2 weeks of the notification described in 4) above. The appeal will be considered and a decision made by July 1 and February 15.
7) Students who are deficient under the University’s Educational Policies and Procedures are subject to decertification. Recertification will be granted only under rare, extenuating conditions.
First Year
First TermHours
CHEM 105 [PSCI]4
Diversity [DIVR]3
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI]3
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MATH 171 [QUAN]4
Second TermHours
BIOLOGY 106 [BSCI], 107 [BSCI], or 110 [BSCI]3 or 4
CHE 1102
CHEM 1064
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
MATH 1724
Second Year
First TermHours
CHE 2013
CHEM 3454
Humanities [HUM]3
MATH 2732
PHYSICS 2014
Second TermHours
CHE 2113
CHEM 348 or MBIOS 303 4
MATH 2202
MATH 3153
PHYSICS 2024
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermHours
CHE 3013
CHE 3103
CHEM 3313
CHEM 333 or 334 [M]1 or 2
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS]3
Technical Elective13
Second TermHours
CHE 3213
CHE 3323
CHE 3343
CHE 3523
CHE 3981
STAT 4233
Fourth Year
First TermHours
CHE 432 [M]3
CHE 4413
CHE 4503
ENGLISH 402 [WRTG] [M]3
CHE Elective23
Second TermHours
CHE 433 [M]2
CHE 451 [M] [CAPS]3
CHE 4981
CHE Elective26
Technical Elective13
Exit Interview

Footnotes
1Technical Elective: Any 300-400-level BIO ENG, CHEM, CHE, CE, E E, ENGR, MATH, ME, MSE, or PHYSICS course as approved by advisor.
2CHE 461, 465, 475, 476, 481, 495, and 499. Of the total of 9 credits in chemical engineering electives, a cumulative total of only 3 credits is allowed in CHE 495 and 499 combined.

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