Biochemical Engineering, Minor

This minor exposes the student to the fundamentals of chemical engineering.  Focus is on the major conservation principles such as the conservation of mass and the conservation of energy, followed by how chemical reactions and processing are governed by these principles.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified. 

Note: Courses taken pass/fail cannot be used to fulfill minor requirements.

Required Chemical Engineering Courses

CHME 2308Conservation Principles in Chemical Engineering4
CHME 2310Transport Processes 14
CHME 3312Transport Processes 2 and Separations4
CHME 5630Biochemical Engineering4


CHME 4703Capstone Design 2: Chemical Process Design4

Supporting Courses: Math and Science 

MATH 1241Calculus 14
or MATH 1341 Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering
MATH 1242Calculus 24
or MATH 1342 Calculus 2 for Science and Engineering
MATH 2341Differential Equations and Linear Algebra for Engineering4
BIOL 2301Genetics and Molecular Biology4
BIOL 3611
and BIOL 3612
and Lab for BIOL 3611
CHEM 2311
and CHEM 2312
and CHEM 2319
Organic Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHEM 2311
and Recitation for CHEM 2311
CHEM 2313
and CHEM 2314
and CHEM 2320
Organic Chemistry 2
and Lab for CHEM 2313
and Recitation for CHEM 2313
Complete one of the following:5
BIOL 1107
and BIOL 1108
Foundations of Biology
and Lab for BIOL 1107
BIOL 1111
and BIOL 1112
General Biology 1
and Lab for BIOL 1111
BIOL 1115
and BIOL 1116
General Biology 1 for Engineers
and Lab for BIOL 1115

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor