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Chemical Engineering - General

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Chemical Engineering - General (124 Credits)

At least 63 of the total hours required for this degree must be in 300-400-level courses.

Criteria for Certification – Chemical Engineering Program
  1. In September of each year, the faculty of the School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering will establish the total number of students (January, June, and August) to be certified into the chemical engineering program.
  2. Each student will be considered for certification during the semester after all of the following courses are completed: MATH 171, MATH 172, MATH 273; CHEM 105, CHEM 106, CHEM 345, PHYSICS 201, CHE 201.
  3. To be certified, each student must meet the following minimum requirements:
    1. 2.0 cumulative GPA.
    2. A “C” grade or better in each of the courses listed in 2) above.
    3. Be in good academic standing (semester GPA 2.00 or higher) at the time they are being considered for certification.
  4. Certification decisions will be made at the end of Fall, Spring, and Summer terms. Those being certified at the end of Fall term will be notified by January 15, those being certified at the end of Spring term will be notified by June 1, and those being certified at the end of Summer term will be notified by August 15.
  5. If the number of students seeking certification exceeds the program capacity, as determined in 1) above, additional criteria will be used to select those who are certified. Those criteria include:
    1. grade received in CHE 201;
    2. average GPA in the courses listed in 2) above;
    3. the GPA earned during the previous semester;
    4. cumulative GPA.
  6. Students who have completed all the courses listed in 2) above, but who are not certified will be notified of the decision according to the time table described in 4) above. Such students who are not certified may appeal the decision. The appeal should describe any special circumstances which should be considered. A faculty committee will consider the appeal, the special circumstances described, and trends in the grades (e.g. trends in grades and/or withdrawals, typical course load attempted and typical course load completed) and make a final decision regarding certification. The appeal must be submitted within 2 weeks of the notification described in 4) above. The appeal will be considered and a decision made by February 15, July 1, and September 15.
  7. Students who are deficient under the University’s Academic Regulations are subject to decertification. Recertification will be granted only under rare, extenuating conditions.
  8. Certification Guarantee: Students who have completed the courses noted in 2) above with an average GPA of at least 3.2, who have an overall GPA of at least 3.2 in the courses that have been taken that are required in the major, and who have not repeated any required course, are guaranteed certification.

Graduation Requirements
No Washington State University courses listed in this schedule of study may be taken on a pass/fail basis. With the exception of CHE 488, 495, 498, 499 and ENGR 489, all listed CHE courses, required electives, and the prerequisites to these courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
First Year
First TermCredits
CHE 1011
CHEM 105 [PSCI]4
Diversity [DIVR]3
MATH 171 [QUAN]4
Second TermCredits
BIOLOGY 106 [BSCI], 107 [BSCI], or 110 [BSCI]3 or 4
CHE 1102
CHEM 1064
MATH 1724
Second Year
First TermCredits
CHE 2013
CHEM 3454
Humanities [HUM]3
MATH 2732
Second TermCredits
CHE 2113
CHEM 348 or MBIOS 303 4
MATH 2202
MATH 3153
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
Arts [ARTS]3
CHE 3013
CHE 3103
CHEM 3313
CHEM 333 or 334 [M]1 or 2
CHE or Technical Elective1,23
Second TermCredits
CHE 3213
CHE 3323
CHE 3343
CHE 4981
STAT 4233
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
CHE 3523
CHE 432 [M]3
CHE 4413
CHE 4503
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI]3
Second TermCredits
CHE 433 [M]2
CHE 451 [M] [CAPS]3
CHE Elective16
CHE or Technical Elective1,23
Exit Interview

1CHE Electives (6 credits): Any 400-level CHE course not used to fulfill major requirements. A maximum of 3 credits is allowed in CHE 488, 495, and 499 combined.
2Technical Electives (6 credits): MSE 201 or any 300-400-level BIO ENG, CHEM, CHE, CE, E E, ENGR, MATH, ME, MSE, PHYSICS, or STAT course as approved by advisor.

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