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BS in Chemical Engineering

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Chemical engineers are the link between science, math, and societal needs. They design processes for new materials, fuels, and consumer goods. Chemical engineers are interested in how chemicals react, how products are separated and purified, how fuels and energy are transported, and how a process can be made safe and economical. This degree opens the door to medical, law and business school, as well as graduate school in engineering.

Major Details

College: College of Engineering
Admissions Requirements:

This major has additional admission criteria. Please see the College of Engineering website for more information.

Website: http://www.che.arizona.edu/
Math Required:

Substantial

    This strand involves skill and facility with calculus. The S-strand begins at one of two calculus options - MATH 124 (Calculus I with Applications) or MATH 125 (Calculus I). Students who successfully complete the S-strand may continue on to MATH 129 (Calculus II), MATH 223 (Vector Calculus), or beyond. Those who choose but are not ready to begin the S-strand will be required to take preparatory work.
Substantial
Second Language Required:

None

  • This major doesn't have Language Requirements.
None
Fees: Yes
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • Main Campus

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
MATH 122A/B or MATH 125 Calculus I with Applications 3
CHEM 151 General Chemistry I or CHEM 105A/ 106A 4
ENGL 101 or 107 or 109H First-Year Composition 3
ENGR 102A/B Introduction to Engineering or ENGR 102 3
Tier I General Education 3
2nd Semester
MATH 129 Calculus II 3
AME 105 Introduction to MATLAB I 1
PHYS 141 Introductory Mechanics or PHYS 161H 4
ENGL 102 or 108 or 109H First-Year Composition 3
CHEM 152 General Chemistry II OR CHEM 105B/106B or MSE 110 4
3rd Semester
CHEE 201 Elements of Chemical Engineering I and 3
CHEE 201L Elements of Chemical Engineering I Computational Lab 1
MATH 223 Vector Calculus 4
AME 205 Introduction to MATLAB II 1
CHEM 241A Lectures in Organic Chemistry or CHEM 242A or CHEM 246A 3
CHEM 243A Organic Chemistry Laboratory or CHEM 247A 1
Tier I General Education 3
4th Semester
CHEE 202 Elements of Chemical Engineering II (Spring Only) 4
CHEE 203 Chemical Engineering Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow 3
MATH 254 Intro to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
PHYS 241 Introductory Electricity and Magnetism OR PHYS 261H 4
CHEM 241B Lectures in Organic Chemistry OR CHEM 242B OR CHEM 246B 3
5th Semester
CHEE 303 Chemical Engineering Mass Transfer 3
CHEE 402 Chemical Engineering Modeling 3
CHEE 301A Chemical Engineering Lab I 1
Chemical Engineering Advanced Core Courses II 3
CHEM 480A Physical Chemistry 3
Tier I General Education 3
6th Semester
CHEE 305 Chemical Engineering Transport Phenomena 3
CHEE 326 Chemical and Physical Equilibrium 3
CHEE 301B Chemical Engineering Lab II 1
Engineering Elective – See major advisor for course approval 3
Technical Elective – See Major advisor for course approval 3
Tier I General Education 3
7th Semester
CHEE 420 Chemical Reaction Engineering 3
CHEE 442 Chemical Engineering Design Principles 3
CHEE 401A Chemical & Environmental Engineering Laboratory I 1
Engineering Elective – See major advisor for course approval 3
Advanced Science Requirement 3
Tier II General Education 3
8th Semester
CHEE 413 Process Control and Simulation 3
CHEE 401B Process Dynamics and Control Laboratory 1
CHEE 443 Chemical Engineering Plant Design 3
Engineering Elective – See major advisor for course approval 3
Technical Elective – See major advisor for course approval 3
Tier II General Education 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit aztransfer.com

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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