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General Catalog 2014/2015 
General Catalog 2014/2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemical Engineering, BS

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Requirements for a BS Degree in Chemical Engineering

A program of study encompassing at least one hundred thirty-one (131) semester hours is required for the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in chemical engineering. A candidate for the Bachelor’s degree is required to earn a “C” or higher in all engineering courses, and must achieve a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) in the forty-five semester hours of chemical engineering major courses. In addition, students must achieve a grade of “C-” or higher in all courses transferred into the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering. Students should contact the department for the most up-to-date information concerning the chemical engineering curriculum requirements.

CLAST Requirement: Effective July 1, 2011, CLAST scores nor CLAST alternative are required for graduation.

There are three majors within the chemical engineering Bachelor’s degree program. These include chemical engineering, chemical-materials engineering, and biomedical engineering. Most of the curriculum is common to all three majors, and includes topics in general education, mathematics, basic science, computer science, advanced chemistry, general engineering science, and chemical engineering science and design. History/social science and humanities/fine arts electives are to be selected to satisfy the Florida A&M University general education requirement. Students in all three majors should successfully complete the following courses in addition to the general education sequence, other University, and College of Engineering requirements:

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Total: 11

Total: 13

Total Semester Hours: 131

*This is a state common prerequisite. Substitutes indicated in the State Common Prerequisite Manual at www.facts.org will be accepted.

Requirements for the Three Major Options

In addition to the courses listed above that are required for all majors, the following courses are specifically required for each of the three majors.

Major in Chemical Engineering

Advanced Chemistry Elective

The advanced chemistry elective is to be selected from the following courses offered in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, or selected other courses in either chemical engineering or biological sciences specifically approved by the Chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering.

Chemical Engineering Electives

The two chemical engineering electives (three [3] semester hours each) are to be selected from the 4000-level elective courses offered in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering.


A six credit-hour sequence in the department’s Undergraduate Research Program, consisting of the course designations ECH 4904  (ECH URP), ECH 4906  (ECH Honors in the Major), BME 4904  (BME URP), or BME 4906  (BME Honors in the Major), will substitute for this requirement.

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