Courses of Study 2022-2023 
    May 19, 2024  
Courses of Study 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

In the College of Engineering .

Course Offerings  


S. Daniel, director; T. M. Duncan, associate director; N. L. Abbott, C. Alabi, L. A. Archer, A. M. Center, M. P. DeLisa, J. R. Engstrom, F. A. Escobedo,  T. Hanrath, S. Hormozi, Y. L. Joo, D. L. Koch, S. Li, M. J. Paszek, D. A. Putnam, A.D. Stroock, J. W. Tester, J. D. Varner, A. Woltornist, R. Yang, F. You, Q. Yu

Chemical Engineering:

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 first year. Students must complete a minimum of 129 total credit  hours to graduate. The program for the last three years is as follows:

Semester 7:


*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 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.