Mar 01, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemical Engineering Major, BS in Chemical Engineering – Biomolecular Engineering Concentration


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PROGRESSION POLICIES AND REQUIREMENTS

Progression to Upper-Division

Progression of students in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering to departmental courses numbered 310 and above is competitive and is based on capacity. Factors considered include overall grade point average, performance in selected lower-division courses, and evidence of satisfactory and orderly progress through the prescribed curriculum.

Upper-Division Status

A lower-division student must apply for progression to upper-division status after completing CBE 201 , CBE 235 , CBE 240 , and CBE 250  with a grade of C– or better in each course and an overall GPA of 2.3 or higher.

Provisional Status

Students who have completed CBE 201 , CBE 235 , CBE 240 , and CBE 250  with an overall GPA of at least 2.3 may apply for provisional status. The granting of provisional upper-division status is based on availability of space in the departmental programs after upper-division status students have been accommodated. Provisional students are required to demonstrate the ability to perform satisfactorily in upper-division courses by completing a total of seven departmental courses with a grade of C– or better in each course (including the four required for upper-division status). Permission to continue with upper-division classes depends on this minimum level of performance.

Any student with an overall GPA below 2.1 will not be admitted to upper-division chemical and biomolecular engineering courses. Students who have not been admitted to upper-division or provisional status will be dropped from upper-division departmental classes.

uTrack Requirements

Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering – Biomolecular Engineering Concentration


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
CHEM 122 * and CHEM 123 *, or CHEM 128  4 MATH 130  or MATH 131  or higher or one Arts and Humanities *, Global Citizenship – US * or Global Citizenship – International *, or Social Sciences * Elective
EF 105   1  
EF 142 * or EF 151 * or EF 157  4  
ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118 2* or ENGL 131 * or ENGL 198 * 3  
MATH 132 * or MATH 141 * or MATH 147  3-4  
Term 2
CHEM 132 * and CHEM 133 *, or CHEM 138  4 MATH 130  or MATH 131  or higher
EF 152 * or EF 158  4  
ENGL 102 * or ENGL 132 * or ENGL 290 * or ENGL 298 * 3  
MATH 142 * or MATH 148  4  
Term 3
BIOL 160 * or BIOL 168  3 EF 141 * or EF 142 *, or EF 151 * or EF 157 *, or PHYS 135 * or PHYS 137 *
CBE 201   4  
CBE 235   3  
Social Sciences  Elective* 3  
MATH 231  or MATH 237   3  
Term 4
CBE 240   4 EF 152 * or EF 158 * or PHYS 136 * or PHYS 138 *
CBE 250   4  
MATH 241  or MATH 247   4  
PHYS 231  3  
Expanded Perspectives  Elective (AH, AAH, GCI, GCUS or SS)* 3  
Term 5
Arts and Humanities  Elective* 3 CBE 201  or COSC 101  or COSC 102  or COSC 111 * or ME 202  or MSE 201  
CBE 301   4  
CBE 350   4  
CHEM 260  or CHEM 268 CHEM 269   4  
Term 6
BIOL 240   4 No milestones
CBE 320 * 3  
CBE 340   3  
CBE 360   3  
CHEM 360  or CHEM 368   3  
Term 7
BCMB 401  or BCMB 412   4 No milestones
CBE 415 * 3  
CBE 445   3  
CBE 480   4  
Global Citizenship – US  Elective* 3  
Term 8
CBE 475   3 No milestones
CBE 488 * or CBE 490 * 3  
Expanded Perspectives  Elective (AH, AAH, GCI, GCUS or SS)* 3  
Global Citizenship – International  Elective* 3  
1Bio Option I 3  
TOTAL 128  
1 Bio Option I: BCMB 230 , BCMB 311 , BCMB 321 , BCMB 402 , BCMB 415 ; BIOL 220 -BIOL 229 , BIOL 260 -BIOL 269 , BIOL 280 CBE 458 ; MICR 210 *, MICR 321 , MICR 329 .
2 ENGL 118  - Students receiving a passing grade below B in ENGL 118 * will complete the English Composition requirement by taking ENGL 102 *. Students receiving a grade of B or above will complete their freshman English requirements by choosing ENGL 102 *, a sophomore-level course in the English Department, or ENGL 355 *.
* Meets Volunteer Core Requirements .

 

Biomolecular Engineering – Honors Concentration


In addition to satisfying the requirements for the chemical engineering major, candidates for the honors biomolecular engineering concentration must also complete the following requirements:

  • Maintain a 3.4 cumulative GPA and an average 3.4 GPA in all CBE courses.
  • Four 100- or 200-level honors courses** (14 hours minimum, at least two courses must be from Materials Science and Engineering, Engineering Fundamentals, Physics, Math, Chemistry, Biology, Statistics, or MSE 117 - Honors: Materials Chemistry  or MSE 207 ).
  • Complete two upper-division honors courses in chemical engineering (CBE 408 , CBE 447 , CBE 458 ,  *, CBE 498 , or a CBE honors-by-contract course).
  • Satisfy the Breadth Requirements for the Cook Grand Challenge Honors Program.

 

* Meets Volunteer Core Requirements .
** While most students fulfill this requirement with 100- and 200-level courses, students may substitute upper level courses on approval of the Honors faculty.

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