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Bachelor of Science in Chemistry/Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

The Department of Chemistry and the School of Chemical Engineering offer an opportunity for students that leads to a dual degree of B.S. in Chemistry and B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Graduates of this program will be certified as having fulfilled the recommended requirements of the American Chemical Society. The curriculum in chemical engineering is accredited by the Engineer’s Council for Professional Development.

B.S. in Chemistry/B.S. in Chemical Engineering Requirements

First-Year Engineering Requirements 30-35 credits
For admission to this degree program, students must first be admitted to First-Year Engineering.
Chemistry: CHM 12500 (Introduction to Chemistry I) (5 cr.); CHM 11500 (General Chemistry) (4 cr.); or CHM 12300 (General Chemistry for Engineers I) (4 cr.); and either CHM 12600 (Introduction to Chemistry II) (5 cr.); CHM 11600 (General Chemistry (4 cr.); or CHM 12400 (General Chemistry for Engineers II) (4 cr.) 8-10 cr.
Mathematics: MA 16100 (Plane Analytic Geometry and Calculus I) (5 cr.) and MA 16200 (Plane Analytic Geometry and Calculus II) (5 cr.); or MA 16500 (Analytic Geometry and Calculus I) (4 cr.) and MA 16600 (Analytic Geometry and Calculus II) (4 cr.) 8-10 cr.
Physics: PHYS 17200 (Modern Mechanics) (4 cr.) 4 cr.
Engineering: ENGR 13100 (Transforming Ideas to Innovation I) (2 cr.) and ENGR 13200 (Transforming Ideas to Innovation II) (1 cr.) 4 cr.
Communications: COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication) (3 cr.) or COM 21700 (Science Writing and Presentation) (3 cr.) 3 cr.
English composition: ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition) (4 cr.) or ENGL 10800 (Accelerated First-Year Composition) (3 cr.) 3-4 cr.
Additional Requirements 42 credits
In addition to the requirements for the ACS B.S. in Chemistry degree
and First-Year Engineering described above, the following courses are required:
CHE 20500 (Chemical Engineering Calculations) (3 cr.); CHE 21100 (Introductory Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics) (3 cr.); CHE 30600 (Design of Staged Separation Processes) (3 cr.); CHE 32000 (Statistical Modeling and Quality Enhancement) (3 cr.); CHE 34800 (Chemical Reaction Engineering) (3 cr.); CHE 37700 (Momentum Transfer) (3 cr.); MA 30300 (Differential Equations and Partial Differential Equations for Engineering and the Sciences) (3 cr.); CHE 37800 (Heat and Mass Transfer) (3 cr.); CHE 43500 (Chemical Engineering Laboratory) (4 cr.); CHE 45000 (Design and Analysis of Processing Systems) (4 cr.); CHE 45600 (Process Dynamics and Control) (3 cr.) 42 cr.
Engineering Electives 6 credits

The following courses satisfy particular requirements of the School of Chemical Engineering:

18 cr. of General Education, the general elective requirements; CHM 32100 (Analytical Chemistry I) and CHM 42400 (Analytical Chemistry II), two engineering electives; and CHM 34200 (Inorganic Chemistry), and one technical elective. In the chemistry plan, CHE 21100 (Introductory Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics) can replace CHM 37300 (Physical Chemistry) and CHE 45600 (Process Dynamics and Control) can count as a chemistry elective. Details about the requirements of the B.S. in Chemical Engineering curriculum as well as acceptable chemical engineering and engineering electives are explained on the College of Engineering website, www.engineering.purdue.edu.