In the College of Engineering .
A. D. Stroock, director; T. M. Duncan, associate director; N. L. Abbott, C. Alabi, A. B. Anton, L. A. Archer, A. M. Center, S. Daniel, M. P. DeLisa, J. R. Engstrom, F. A. Escobedo, T. Hanrath, S. Hormozi, Y. L. Joo, D. L. Koch, S. Li, F. D. Lomax, M. J. Paszek, D. A. Putnam, P. H. Steen, J. W. Tester, K.M. Vaeth, J. D. Varner, A. Woltornist, R. Yang, F. You, Q. Yu
Offered by the Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Contact: 158B Olin Hall, (607) 255-1489, or visit the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering website.
The ChemE major is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
The undergraduate major in chemical engineering comprises a coordinated sequence of courses beginning in the sophomore year and extending through the fourth year. Students who plan to enter the major take CHEM 2090 - CHEM 2080 or CHEM 2150 with AP credit during the freshman year. The program for the last three years is as follows:
*Every student must complete one of the seven following options for the biology elective: (1) advanced placement: a score of 5 on the CEEB AP exam or a score of 7 on the IB Higher Level exam. (2) CHEME 2880 - Biomolecular Engineering: Fundamentals and Applications (spring, 3 credits). (3) CHEME 5430 Bioprocess Engineering (fall, 3 credits). (4) 8 credits of a pre-med biology sequence: BIOG 1500 - Investigative Biology Laboratory (academic year, 2 credits) and BIOMG 1350 - Introductory Biology: Cell and Developmental Biology (academic year, 3 credits) and BIOG 1440 - Introductory Biology: Comparative Physiology (academic year, 3 credits), or BIOG 1445 Introduction to Comparative Anatomy and Physiology, Individualized Instruction (academic year 4 credits), BIOG 1500 Investigative Biology Laboratory (summer, six week session, 2 credits). (5) 3 credits of microbiology: BIOMI 2900 - General Microbiology Lectures (fall, spring, or summer six-week session, 3 credits). (6) 4 credits of biochemistry: BIOMG 3300 - Principles of Biochemistry, Individualized Instruction (fall or spring, 4 credits) or BIOMG 3330 - Principles of Biochemistry: Proteins, Metabolism, and Molecular Biology (Summer) (summer six-week session, 4 credits). BIOMG 3350 (spring, 4 credits). (7) 5 credits of biochemistry: BIOMG 3310 - Principles of Biochemistry: Proteins and Metabolism (fall, 3 credits) and BIOMG 3320 - Principles of Biochemistry: Molecular Biology (spring, 2 credits).
***The electives in semesters 6, 7, and 8 comprise 9 credits of major-approved electives and 6 credits of advanced CHEME electives. Advanced CHEME electives must be satisfied by specifically approved ChemE courses - for a complete list refer to the majors curriculum information by visiting the CHEME webpage. Major approved electives and approved electives require the approval of your CHEME faculty advisor.