Chemical Engineering Concentration

The Chemical Engineering Concentration covers core topic areas in the discipline, including thermodynamics, transport processes, heat transfer, chemical reaction engineering, unit operations and courses related to pharmaceutical engineering, such as microbiological, fermentation and separation process. Paired with our solid core and hands-on project-based approach, the Chemical Engineering Concentration prepares graduates for a variety of job opportunities upon graduation with a particular focus in pharmaceuticals. If you plan to attend medical school after obtaining your chemical engineering degree, view the Pre-Med track.


First Year

View common first-year courses for all concentrations

Sophomore Year

Sophomore Fall Semester

Course Code Course Title Credits
Math 223 Calculus II 4
PHYS 251 Physics I & Lab 4
ENGR 220 Statics/Strength of Materials 3
CHPH 215 Mass and Energy Balances 3
CHEM 227 Organic Chemistry I 4
Semester Total:   18.0

Sophomore Spring Semester

Course Code Course Title Credits
MATH 224 Calculus III 4
ENGR 260 Electrical Circuits & Lab 4
CHEM 228 Organic Chemistry II 4
BIO 280 Biochemistry and Microbiology 4
CUC 200 Connections 0.5
Semester Total:   16.5

Junior Year

Junior Fall Semester

Course Code Course Title Credits
MATH 337 Differential Equations 3
ENGR 300 Engineering Economics 3
ENGR 380 Thermodynamics 3
ENGL 305 Technical Writing and Presentations 3
CHPH 315 Transport Processes 3
PE 185 Lifetime Wellness 2
Semester Total:   17.0

Junior Spring Semester

Course Code Course Title Credits
ENGR 320 Fluids 3
ENGR 240 Engineering Materials & Processes 4
CHPH 325 Thermodynamics II and Heat Transfer 3
CHPH 345 Microbiological, Fermentation & Separation Processes 2
CHPH 350 Chemical Reaction Engineering 2
CHRS 125 Introduction to Christianity 3
CUC 200 Connections 0.5
Semester Total:   17.5

Senior Year

Senior Fall Semester

Course Code Course Title Credits
ENGR 440 Sensors & Controls & Lab 3
HIST 111 or 112 Western Civilization 1 or 2 3
ENGR 490 Senior Design I 3
CHPH 445 Chemical Engineering Principles, Unit Operations & Validation 4
ENGL 2xx English Literature 3
Semester Total:   16.0

Senior Spring Semester

Course Code Course Title Credits
ENGR 491 Senior Design II 3
ENGR 460 Statistical Methods for Engineers 3
HIST/FINE
ARTS or SOC/
BEH SCI
Elective 3
ART 131,
MUSIC 131
or THEA 131
Fine Arts 3
ECON 201 Microeconomics 3
HIST/FINE
ARTS
Elective 3
Semester Total:   18.0

Total Degree Credit Hours: 136.0

View Curriculum Tables

 

*ENGR 120, Foundations of Engineering Design I, has the following prerequisites:

  • Math ACT of 25 or higher/Math SAT of 570 or higher
    OR
  • Math ACT of 22-24/Math SAT of 520-570 AND a grade of “C” or higher in MATH 111, College Algebra, AND a grade of “C” or higher in ENGR 110, Introductory Engineering Applications
    OR
  • Math ACT of 21 or below/Math SAT of less than 520 AND a grade of “C” or higher in MATH 110, Fundamentals of Math, AND a grade of “C” or higher in MATH 111, College Algebra, AND a grade of “C” or higher in ENGR 110, Introductory Engineering Applications

Students not meeting the prerequisites for ENGR 120 may declare engineering as major but must satisfactorily complete the appropriate prerequisites, listed above, before taking ENGR 120 and Math 115.

AP or Advanced Placement credit for math, science, English, history, etc., courses in the curriculum are accepted per the requirements of each corresponding department. Please contact the appropriate department for additional information on AP credit.

Download curriculum tables

Tier I: Math ACT of 21 or below/Math SAT of 510 or below
Tier 1 Chemical Engineering Concentration Curriculum PDF

Tier II: Math ACT of 22-24/Math SAT of 520-560
Tier 2 Chemical Engineering Concentration Curriculum PDF

Tier III: Math ACT of 25 or higher/Math SAT of 570 or higher
Tier 3 Chemical Engineering Concentration Curriculum PDF

Pre-Med
Pre-Med Chemical Engineering Concentration Curriculum PDF