Concentrations

General Areas of Concentration Requirements for the Curriculum

As a ChE student you may select an area of concentration in biomolecular, environmental, or materials. You may also choose to obtain a ChE degree without an area of concentration. If you choose an area of concentration, you will take a series of five elective courses related to this area during your junior and senior years. This will not add to your total number of classes; students not choosing a concentration will also take five electives, but will choose from a broader range of elective courses.

 

ChE Technical Elective Requirements (no concentration)

 

Six credit hours from Group A
Nine additional credit hours from Group A or B

 

Group A

CHE 4210: Industrial Catalysis (3)
CHE 4220: Genetic Engineering (3)
CHE 4221: Senior Research I (1)
CHE 4222: Senior Research II (2)
CHE 4230: Advanced Process Systems Engineering (3)
CHE 4253: Introduction to Industrial Pollution Control (3)
CHE 4260: Biochemical Engineering (3)
CHE 4263: Environmental Chemodynamics (3)
CHE 4270: Processing of Advanced Materials (3)
CHE 4272: Chemical Processing of Nanomaterials (3)
CHE 4275: Electrochemical Engineering (3)
CHE 4285: Principles of High Polymers (3)
CHE 4410: Colloids and Nanoscience (3)

 

Group B (prerequisites in parentheses)

Any 3000 level + course approved under the biomolecular, environmental, or materials concentrations.

CHEM 3492: Physical Chemistry II (3)
CHEM 4160: Industrial Organic Chemistry (3)
CHEM 4552 or 4553: Instrumental Characterization of Organic Compounds (4) (lab required)
CHEM 4561: Intermediate Physical-Organic Chemistry (3) (CHEM 3492)
CHEM 4562: Intermediate Organic Chemistry (3)
CHEM 4563: Problems in Organic Structure Elucidation (3) (CHEM 3492)
CHEM 4581: Introduction to Mathematical Chemistry (3) (MATH 2057)
CHEM 4594: Introduction to Quantum Chemistry (3) (CHEM 3492)

EE 2950: Comprehensive Electrical Engineering (3)

CE 2450: Statics (3)

 
Notes
Prerequisite classes required for CHE numbered courses are not listed.
 

Biomolecular Concentration Requirements

 

Six credit hours from Group A*
Nine additional credit hours from Group B, which must include a minimum of three courses and at least one 4000 level course

 

Group A

CHE 4220: Genetic Engineering (3)
CHE 4221: Senior Research I (1)**
CHE 4222: Senior Research II (2)**
CHE 4260: Biochemical Engineering (3)*
CHE 4410: Colloids and Nanoscience (3)

 

Group B (prerequisites in parentheses)

BE 3340: Process Design in Biological Engineering (3)
BE 4303: Engineering Properties of Biological Materials (3) (CE 3400)
BE 4323: Biomechanics for Engineers (3) (CE 2450)
BE 4332: Molecular Methods in Biological Engineering (3) (BIOL 2083 and BE 2350)
BE 4335: Tissue Engineering (3) (BE 4303, BIOL 1202 and BIOL 2083, and CHEM 2261)
BE 4341: Biological Reactor Systems Design (3) (BIOL 2051 and BE 4352)
BE 4352: Transport Phenomena in Biological Engineering (3) (BE 2352, BIOL 2051, CE 2200, and ME 3333)

BIOL 2051: General Microbiology (4) (BIOL 1202 and BIOL 1209)
BIOL 2083: The Elements of Biochemistry (3) (CHEM 2060 or CHEM 2261)
BIOL 2153: Principles of Genetics (4) (BIOL 1202 and BIOL 1209)
BIOL 3060: Introductory Plant Physiology (4) (BIOL 1202 and BIOL 1209)
BIOL 3090: Cell Biology (3) (BIOL 2153)
BIOL 4087: Basic Biochemistry (4) (BIOL 2153)
BIOL 4093: General Biochemistry (3) (BIOL 2153 and CHEM 2262 or CHEM 2462)
BIOL 4110: Introductory Microbial Physiology (3) (BIOL 2051)

* An appropriate substitution may be requested if CHE 4260 is not offered.
** The required senior research project must be related to the selected area of concentration and requires instructor approval.

 
Notes
Prerequisite classes required for CHE numbered courses are not listed.
The biomolecular concentration may require more effort than the other concentrations because many concentration electives will require BIOL 1202 (3), BIOL 1208 (1), and BIOL 1209 (1), and also because many electives are four credit courses.
 

Environmental Concentration Requirements

 

Six credit hours from Group A
Nine additional credit hours from Group A or B

 

Group A

CHE 4221: Senior Research I (1)**
CHE 4222: Senior Research II (2)**
CHE 4253: Introduction to Industrial Pollution Control (3)
CHE 4263: Environmental Chemodynamics (3)*

 

Group B (prerequisites in parentheses)

CE 4200: Hydrology (3) (CE 2200 or consent)
CE 4250: Ground Water (3) (CE 2200 or consent)
CE 4320: Coastal Engineering (3) (CE 3300 or equivalent)

CHEM 4150: Environmental Chemistry (3) (also listed as ENVS 4101)

EVEG 3110: Water and Wastewater Treatment (3) (CE 2200 or consent)
EVEG 3145: Environmental Engineering III (3) (CHEM 2060 or CHEM 2261)
EVEG 4105: Quantitative Water Management (3) (EVEG 3110)
EVEG 4120: Design of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Systems (3) (EVEG 3110)

ENVS 4010: Applied Ecology (2)
ENVS 4101: Environmental Chemistry (3)
ENVS 4113: Multi-Media Chemical Behavior for Risk Management (3) (CHEM 1202, BIOL 1202, and MATH 1552)
ENVS 4900: Watershed Hydrology (3)

OCS 4128: Wetland Hydrology and Hydrodynamics (3) (GEOL 1001 or equivalent)
OCS 4165: Environmental Chemistry of Wetlands
OCS 4170: Physical Oceanography (3)
OCS 4410: Ecosystem Modeling and Analysis

*An appropriate substitution may be requested if CHE 4263 is not offered.

** The required senior research project must be related to the selected area of concentration and requires instructor approval.

 
Notes
Prerequisite classes required for CHE numbered courses are not listed.
 

Materials Concentration Requirements

 

Six credit hours from Group A
Nine additional credit hours from Group A or B

 

Group A

CHE 4210: Industrial Catalysis (3)
CHE 4221: Senior Research I (1)**
CHE 4222: Senior Research II (2)**
CHE 4270: Processing of Advanced Materials (3)
CHE 4275: Electrochemical Engineering (3)
CHE 4285: Principles of High Polymers (3)
CHE 4410: Colloids and Nanoscience (3)

 

Group B (prerequisites in parentheses)

CE 3400: Mechanics of Materials (3) (CE 2450)
CE 3415: Structural Analysis I (3) (CE 3400)
CE 4400: Principles of Steel Design (3) (CE 3415)
CE 4410: Principles of Reinforced Concrete (3) (CE 3415 and CE 3700)
CE 4435: Intermediate Structural Analysis (3) (CE 3415)
CE 4440: Advanced Mechanics of Materials (3) (CE 3400)
CE 4450: Finite Element Methods (3) (CE 3400)

CHEM 4010: Macromolecular Systems I (4) (CHEM 3492 or BIOL 4001)
CHEM 4011: Macromolecular Systems II (4) (CHEM 4010)
CHEM 4570: Advanced General Inorganic Chemistry (3) (CHEM 3492)
CHEM 4571: Organometallic Chemistry (3) (CHEM 3492)

ME 4733: Deformation and Fracture of Engineering Materials (3) (CE 3400)
ME 4743: Kinetics in Materials Processes (3)
ME 4763: Fundamentals of Corrosion Science and Engineering (3)
ME 4783: Composite Materials: Manufacturing, Properties and Design (3)

** The required senior research project must be related to the selected area of concentration and requires instructor approval.

 
Notes
Prerequisite classes required for CHE numbered courses are not listed.