Chemical Engineering Four-Year Plan

Revised 05/2021

Bold: only offered in indicated semester  •  ◊: courses required for admission to this major
Italic: course pre-requisites and co-requisites (designated by &)  •  UD: must be admitted to the major prior to enrollment
+: students with credit for Chem 2121 are not required to complete Chem 3121

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

  • Math 1371 Calculus I (placement or pre-req) [4cr]
  • Phys 1301 Intro Physics I (&Math 1371) [4cr]
  • Chem 1065 Chem Principles I Lab (&1061) [1cr]
  • Chem 1061 Chem Principles I (placement or 1015, &1065) [3cr]
  • ◊ Writ 1301 [4cr]
  • ChEn/MatS 1001 (optional) [1cr]
  • CSE 1001 1st Year Experience [1cr]

Spring Semester

  • Math 1372 Calculus II (1371) [4cr]
  • ◊ Phys 1302W Intro Physics II (1301, &Math 1372) [4cr]
  • Chem 1066 Chem Principles II Lab (1061/65, &1062) [1cr]
  • Chem 1062 Chem Principles II (1061/65, &1066) [3cr]
  • Liberal Education course or Writ 1301 [3 or 4cr]

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

  • ◊ Math 2374 Multivariable Calculus (1372) [4cr]
  • ◊ Chem 2301 Organic Chem I (1062/66) [3cr]
  • ChEn 2001 Material & Energy Balances (&Chem 2301, &Math 2374, &Phys 1302) [4cr]
  • MatS 3011 Intro to Materials Science (Chem 1061/65, Math 1372, Phys 1302) [3cr]
  • Chem 4501 Intro to Thermodynamics (1062/66, Phys 1302, &Math 2374) [3cr]

Spring Semester

  • Math 2373 Linear Algebra & Differential Equations (1372) [4cr]
  • Chem 2302 Organic Chem II (2301) [3cr]
  • Chem 3121 Process Analytical Chem+ (CSE, &2302, &4501) [3cr]
  • ChEn 3101 ChEn Thermodynamics (2001, &Chem 4501, Math 2374) [4cr]
  • Liberal Education course [3 or 4cr]

Junior Year

Fall Semester

  • Chem 2311 Organic Chem Lab (&2302) [4cr]
  • ChEn 3102 Reaction Kinetics (UD, 3101) [4cr]
  • ChEn 3005 Transport Phenomena (UD, 2001, Math 2373) [4cr]
  • ChEn 3201 Numerical Methods (UD, 3101, &3005) [3cr]

Spring Semester

  • ChEn 3401W Jr ChEn Lab (UD, 3005) [2cr]
  • ChEn 3701: Biomolecular Engineering (Chem 2302, &Math 2373, 3201) [3cr]
  • ChEn 3006 Mass Transfer (UD 3005, 3101) [4cr]
  • Liberal Education course [3 or 4cr]

Senior Year

Fall Semester

  • ChEn 4401W Sr ChEn Lab (UD, 3401W, 3006) [4cr]
  • ChEn 4601 Process Control (UD, 3102) [3cr]
  • Technical Elective I [3 or 4cr]
  • Liberal Education course [3 or 4cr]

Spring Semester

  • ChEn 4501W ChEn Design (UD, 3102, &3006, 3401W) [4cr]
  • CHOOSE ONE:
    • Technical Elective II
    • Chem 4502 Intro to Quantum Mechanics (1062/66, &Math 2374 or &Math 2373, Phys 1302) [3 or 4cr]
  • CHOOSE ONE:
    • Technical Elective III
    • ChEn 4214 Polymers (UD, MatS 3011, ChEn 3101 or MatS 3001) [3 or 4cr]
  • Technical Elective IV [3 or 4cr]
  • Liberal Education course [3 or 4cr]

Total Credits Needed for Degree: 122

Additional Information

The APAS is the official method for tracking completion of your specific degree requirements. This plan is not a contract and curriculum can change.

Applying to a major: z.umn.edu/csemajorapp

Courses required for admission to this major: Phys 1302W, Math 2374, Chem 2301, ChEn 2001, Writ 1301

All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C- or higher.

Department Contact Information

cems.umn.edu/undergrad • 612-625-1313  Amundson Hall 151
Director of Undergraduate Studies: Professor Kevin Dorfman; dorfman@umn.edu
Departmental Advisor: Kacey Gregerson; kgregers@umn.edu
Course Access: z.umn.edu/cemspermissions

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University Degree Requirements

All students must complete the following requirements. Requirements with an (*) will be fulfilled by taking courses at UM-TC required for this major.

Writing Requirements

University Writing:

  • Writ 1301/1401 or equivalent

Writing Intensive (WI):

  • One: Any level*
  • One: Any level*
  • One: 3/4/5xxx level (in major)*
  • One: 3/4/5xxx level (any dept.*

Liberal Education

Cores:

  • Biological Sciences w/Lab
  • Physical Sciences w/Lab*
  • Historical Perspectives
  • Social Sciences
  • Arts/Humanities
  • Literature
  • Mathematical Thinking*

Themes (choose 4 of 5):

  • Race, Power, and Justice in the US (required)
  • Civic Life and Ethics
  • The Environment
  • Global Perspectives
  • Technology & Society