B.S. Degree in Chemistry with Chemical Engineering Option (Track Two)

Department of Chemistry
Gilbert Hall 153
(541) 737-2081

The Chemical Engineering Option is designed to offer selected chemical engineering concepts that may enhance career opportunities in areas such as electronics, polymers, and biotechnology. Students can earn a chemistry degree in four years while targeting a career direction. This option includes nine courses in basic engineering & chemical engineering including mass and fluid transport, reaction engineering, & separations processes.

Chemistry Core (79 - 81 credits)
CH 231/231H & 271, 232/232H & 272, 233/233H & 273 General Chemistry (15)
CH 334, 335, 336 Organic Chemistry (9)
CH 361, 362 Experimental Chemistry I (6)
Select one of the following two options:
CH 324 OR CH 421, 422 & 461 a Analytical Chemistry (4-9)
CH 462 (WIC) Experimental Chemistry II (3)
CH 411, 412 Inorganic Chemistry (6)
CH 440, 441, 442 Physical Chemistry (9)
MTH 251, 252 & 254 Calculus (12)
PH 211 and 221, 212 and 222, 213 and 223 General Physics (15)
Chemical Engineering Option (30-33 Credits)
CBEE 211 Material Balances and Stoichiometry (3)
CBEE 212 Energy Balances (4)
CHE 311 Thermodynamic Properties and Relationships (3)
CHE 331 Transport Phenomena I (4)
CHE 332 Transport Phenomena II (4)
MTH 256 Applied Differential Equations (4)
Select three elective courses from list below: 
CBEE 213: Process Data Analysis (4) CHE 312: Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (3) 
CHE 361: Chemical Process Dynamics and Simulation (3) CHE 411: Mass Transfer Operations (4)
CHE 443: Chemical Reaction Engineering (4) CHE 445: Polymer Engineering and Science (4) 
CHE 461: Process Control (3) CH 401 or CHE 401 Research (3) 
ENGR 321: Introduction to Materials Science (4)

a The analytical chemistry of combination of CH 421 (Fall), CH 422 (Winter), and CH 461 (Fall) is recommended for the strongest background in analytical chemistry and should be taken the third year. With this option, only one inorganic chemistry course is required (either CH 411 or CH 412) so that this option adds only 2 credit hours to the total.

Sample Curriculum by year

Baccalaureate Core Requirements

Additional Information about the chemical engineering option