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Chemical Engineering - General

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Chemical Engineering - General (121 Credits)

At least 59 of the total hours required for this degree must be in 300-400-level courses.

Admission to the Major Criteria – Chemical Engineering Program
Incoming first-year students, transfer students, and students changing from a different major may be admitted to the Chemical Engineering degree program upon completion of MATH 171 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment, and CHEM 105 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment. To remain in the major the student must earn a grade of C or better in all CHE courses, earn a grade of C or better in all required electives, and maintain good academic standing (i.e. a 2.0 or higher GPA each term and an overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 at WSU).

Students who are deficient under the University’s Academic Regulations 38 and 39 or whose GPA in CHE courses falls below 2.0 are subject to loss of eligibility of the major. The Chemical Engineering undergraduate studies committee will determine the eligibility for readmission and probation conditions for students who are deficient and apply for re-entry into the major.

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
HISTORY 105 [ROOT] or 305 [ROOT]3
MATH 171 [QUAN]4
UCORE Inquiry13
Second TermCredits
BIOLOGY 106 [BSCI] or 107 [BSCI]4
CHE 11022
CHEM 106 or 1164
MATH 172 or 1824
Second Year
First TermCredits
CHE 2013
CHEM 3454
MATH 273 or 2832
PHYSICS 201 and 211, or 2054 or 5
UCORE Inquiry13
Second TermCredits
CHE 2113
CHEM 348 or MBIOS 303 4
MATH 220 or 2302 or 3
MATH 3153
PHYSICS 202 and 212, or 2064 or 5
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
CHE 3013
CHE 3103
CHE 4981
ENGLISH 402 [WRTG] [M] or 403 [WRTG] [M]3
UCORE Inquiry13
Technical Elective2,33
Second TermCredits
CHE 3023
CHE 3213
CHE 3323
CHE 3343
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
CHE 3523
CHE 432 [M]3
CHE 4413
CHE 4503
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI] or 1983
Second TermCredits
CHE 433 [M]2
CHE 451 [M] [CAPS]3
CHE Elective2,46
Technical Elective2,33
Exit Interview

1Must complete 3 of these 4 UCORE designations: ARTS, DIVR, EQJS, HUM.
2Three credit 300-400-level CHE course may be substituted for CHE 110 by approval of advisor. The CHE course can be included as three credits of the CHE or Technical Electives.
3Technical 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.
4CHE 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.

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