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Chemical Engineering - General

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Chemical Engineering - General (128 Credits)

At least 66 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 (June and January) to be certified into the chemical engineering program.
2) Each student will be considered for certification during the semester after she/he has completed all
of the following courses: 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 standards:
a. 2.0 cumulative GPA.
b. A “C” grade or better in each of the courses listed in 2) above.
c. Completed at least one semester of coursework at WSU.
d. 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 and Spring semesters, and those being certified at the end of Spring semester will be notified by June 1, while those being certified at the end of Fall semester will be notified by January 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: (a)
average gpa received in the courses listed in 2) above; (b) average gpa earned in all the
engineering/math/science courses which have already been completed; and (c) the gpa earned during the previous semester.
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. This 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 July 1 and February 15.
7) Students who are deficient under the University’s Educational Policies and Procedures are subject to
a. The first semester that a student is deficient, she/he must apply for recertification, stating changes that will be made to ensure success and explaining extenuating circumstances, if any, that hindered success. The student must provide sufficient information so that a reasonable individual will assume that the student will likely be able to successfully complete the program.
b. The second time that a student is deficient, she/he may apply to be recertified. However, such recertification will be granted only under rare, extenuating conditions.
8) Students are allowed a maximum total of one repeat among all core courses.
First Year
First TermCredits
CHEM 105 [PSCI]4
Diversity [DIVR]3
MATH 171 [QUAN]4
Second TermCredits
BIOLOGY 106 [BSCI] or 107 [BSCI]4
CHE 1102
CHEM 1064
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS]3
MATH 1724
Second Year
First TermCredits
CHE 2013
CHEM 3454
Humanities [HUM]3
MATH 2732
Second TermCredits
CHE 2113
CHEM 346 or MBIOS 3033 or 4
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI]3
MATH 3153
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
CHE 3013
CHE 3103
CHE 3981
CHEM 3313
MBIOS 301, 303, or 3054
MSE 3023
Second TermCredits
CHE 3213
CHE 3322
CHE 3342
CHE 3981
CHEM 3351
E E 3042
MATH 4233
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
CHE 432 [M]3
CHE 4413
CHE 4503
CHE 4753
CHE 4981
Second TermCredits
CHE 433 [M]2
CHE 451 [M]3
CHE 4981
CHE Elective13
Integrative Capstone [CAPS]3
Tech Elective3

1CHE 461, 465, 475, 476, 481, 495, and 499. Of the total of 9 credits in chemical engineering electives, a cumulative total of only 3 credits is allowed in CHE 495 and 499 combined.

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