Chemical Engineering and Physics, BSCHE

This intercollege combined major serves students who would like to explore their interest in physics while earning the benefit of a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering. Upon completion, the successful student will understand the fundamental physics behind many chemical-based processes, resulting in the ability to design and practice in the field of engineering that deals with the movement of mass, heat transfer, and reactions involved in the processing of various materials.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Major GPA Requirement

2.000 minimum required in CHME courses

Mathematics/Science Requirement

Complete 47 semester hours in mathematics and science as indicated below.

Required Mathematics/Science
CHEM 1151
and CHEM 1153
General Chemistry for Engineers
and Recitation for CHEM 1151
MATH 1341Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 1342Calculus 2 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 2321Calculus 3 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 2341Differential Equations and Linear Algebra for Engineering4
PHYS 1151
and PHYS 1152
and PHYS 1153
Physics for Engineering 1
and Lab for PHYS 1151
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1151
PHYS 1155
and PHYS 1156
and PHYS 1157
Physics for Engineering 2
and Lab for PHYS 1155
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1155
PHYS 2371
and PHYS 2372
and Lab for PHYS 2371
PHYS 3601Classical Dynamics4
PHYS 3602Electricity and Magnetism4
PHYS 5318Principles of Experimental Physics4
Supplemental Credit
1 semester hour from the following course counts toward the mathematics/science requirement:1
Cornerstone of Engineering 2

Advanced Science Requirement

Complete 18 semester hours in advanced chemistry as indicated below.

CHEM 2311
and CHEM 2312
and CHEM 2319
Organic Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHEM 2311
and Recitation for CHEM 2311
PHYS 2303Modern Physics4
PHYS 5115Quantum Mechanics4
Complete one of the following:5
Organic Chemistry 2
and Lab for CHEM 2313
and Recitation for CHEM 2313
Organic Chemistry 2 for Chemistry Majors
and Lab for CHEM 2317
and Recitation for CHEM 2317


Complete 54 semester hours in engineering as indicated below.

Required Engineering
PHYS 3600Advanced Physics Laboratory4
CHME 2308Conservation Principles in Chemical Engineering4
CHME 2310Transport Processes 14
CHME 2320Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 14
CHME 3312Transport Processes 2 and Separations4
CHME 3315Chemical Engineering Experimental Design 14
CHME 3322Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 24
CHME 4315Chemical Engineering Experimental Design 24
CHME 4510Chemical Engineering Kinetics4
CHME 4701Capstone Design 1: Process Analysis4
CHME 4703Capstone Design 2: Chemical Process Design4
Advanced Engineering Elective
Complete one course numbered between 4000 and 5999 in any of the following subject areas:4
Supplemental Credit
3 semester hours from the following course count toward the engineering requirement:3
Cornerstone of Engineering 1
3 semester hours from the following course count toward the engineering requirement:3
Cornerstone of Engineering 2

Professional Development

Complete 4 semester hours in professional development as indicated below.

Professional Development
GE 1000Introduction to the Study of Engineering1
CHME 2000Introduction to Engineering Co-op Education1
CHME 3000Professional Issues in Engineering1
Additional Required Courses
The remaining credit from the following course will apply to the professional development area:1
Cornerstone of Engineering 1

Writing Requirement and NUpath Courses

A grade of C or higher is required:
ENGW 1111First-Year Writing4
ENGW 3302Advanced Writing in the Technical Professions4
or ENGW 3315 Interdisciplinary Advanced Writing in the Disciplines
NUpath Requirements Through General Electives
NUpath requirements Interpreting Culture (IC), Societies and Institutions (SI), and Differences and Diversity (DD) are not explicitly satisfied by required engineering courses. Students are responsible for satisfying these requirements with general electives.

Required General Electives

Complete two academic, nonremedial, nonrepetitive courses, each equivalent to 4 semester hours.

Course Work That Does Not Count Toward the Engineering Degree

Students in engineering are allowed to count a maximum of two pass/fail courses toward their degree program. Only general electives outside the College of Engineering may be taken on a pass/fail grading basis. A maximum of one pass/fail course is allowed per semester.

Program Requirement

139 total semester hours required

Five Years, Three Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CHEM 11514CHME 23084MATH 23214Vacation0
CHEM 11530GE 1502 (ER)4PHYS 1155 (ND)3 
ENGW 1111 (WF)4MATH 1342 (FQ)4PHYS 1156 (AD)1 
GE 10001PHYS 1151 (ND)3PHYS 11571 
GE 15014PHYS 1152 (AD)1  
MATH 1341 (FQ)4PHYS 11531  
 17 17 9 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CHEM 23114CHEM 2313
and CHEM 2314
and CHEM 2320
5General elective (online course or advanced placement)4Co-op0
CHEM 23121CHME 20001  
CHEM 23190CHME 23104  
CHME 23204CHME 33224  
PHYS 2371 (ND)3PHYS 2303 (ND)4  
PHYS 2372 (EI)1   
MATH 23414   
 17 18 4 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0CHME 33124PHYS 3600 (ND, AD, WI)4Co-op0
 CHME 33154General elective4 
 ENGW 33154  
 PHYS 36014  
 0 16 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0CHME 30001Vacation0Co-op0
 CHME 43154  
 CHME 45104  
 CHME 47014  
 PHYS 36024  
 0 17 0 0
Year 5
Co-op0CHME 4703 (EI, CE)4  
 PHYS 5115 (ND, FQ)4  
 PHYS 5318 (ND, AD, CE)4  
 Advanced engineering elective4  
 0 16  
Total Hours: 139