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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Chemistry, B.S.

Requirements for the major in engineering chemistry, B.S. program

Coordinators: James D. Schall (SECS), Jennifer Tillinger (Chemistry)

The program in engineering chemistry, which is offered by the Department of Chemistry in cooperation with the School of Engineering and Computer Science, leads to the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in engineering chemistry. It is intended for well-qualified students who seek a basic preparation in engineering along with a highly professional chemistry program. 

Course requirements (minimum of 128 total credits)

To earn the degree of Bachelor of Science with a major in engineering chemistry, students must complete a minimum of 128 credits, satisfy writing requirement (also see Undergraduate degree requirements) and meet the following requirements:

General education – 28 credits (excluding mathematics and science)

Major Standing

To enroll in 3000- or higher level courses and to become candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Science with a major in Engineering Physics, students must gain major standing in Engineering Chemistry. An application for major standing should be submitted prior to intended enrollment in 3000- or higher level courses.  Forms may be obtained from the SECS Undergraduate advising office or from the SECS website.

To gain major standing in Engineering Chemistry, students must meet the following requirements:

A) have an average GPA of 2.0 in the following mathematics and science courses: MTH 1554 , MTH 1555 , APM 2555 , PHY 1610 , PHY 1620 , CHM 1440 , CHM 1450 , CHM 1470 , and CHM 1480 .

B) have an average GPA of 2.0 in the following engineering core courses: EGR 1200 EGR 1400 , EGR 2400 , EGR 2500 , EGR 2600 , and EGR 2800 .

C) have no more than two grades below C in the required courses in A and B above.

D) have not attempted any course listed in A and B above more than three times. Students may petition to repeat a course a fourth time.

E) have not repeated more than three different courses. Courses in which a W (withdrawal) grade is recorded will not be counted.

Conditional major standing may be granted in the semester in which the student will complete the courses listed in A and B above.

Performance requirements and additional general education notes

Students in this program are not required to complete the College of Arts and Sciences college exploratory requirements. Students must complete the university’s General Education Requirements , including the capstone course of either CHM 4996  or ME 4999  (see Undergraduate Degree Requirements). In addition to the previously stated requirements, satisfactory completion of the program requires an average GPA of 2.0 in the courses taken to satisfy the engineering and chemistry requirements and in the courses prescribed for the mathematics and science requirements.