Curriculum - Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, BS

Design is essential to chemical and biomolecular engineering education and is incorporated into many courses. Generally, as you progress through the curriculum and learn more fundamental engineering science, your courses will involve more design components and more complex design problems.

Design elements are integral to many courses, which lead to the senior process-design courses. In these courses, you will design chemical and biomolecular processes that must include engineering, safety, and economic considerations. To see what your 4-year schedule of classes might look like if you pursued this degree, visit the Typical Course Schedule page.

Degree Requirements

In addition to the Institute requirement of a 2.0 GPA or better for graduation, you also must meet the department’s academic standards in order to receive your degree. If you want to take senior-year courses, you must maintain a 2.5 GPA in the following courses, and you cannot fail the same course twice:

  • CBE 1002 Introduction to Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Credits: 2.00
  • CBE 2124 Analysis of Chemical and Biomolecular Processes, Credits: 4.00
  • CBE 3153 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Thermodynamics, Credits: 3.00
  • CBE 3313 Transport I, Credits: 3.00
  • CBE 3223 Kinetics and Reactor Design, Credits: 3.00
  • CBE 3233 Chem & Biomolecular Eng Separations, Credits: 3.00
  • CBE 3323 Transport II, Credits: 3.00

Undergraduate Courses

CBE 1002 Introduction to Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Credits: 2.00
CBE 2124 Analysis of Chemical and Biomolecular Processes, Credits: 4.00
CBE 3153 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Thermodynamics, Credits: 3.00
CBE 3313 Transport I, Credits: 3.00
CBE 3223 Kinetics and Reactor Design, Credits: 3.00
CBE 3233 Chem & Biomolecular Eng Separations, Credits: 3.00
CBE 3323 Transport II, Credits: 3.00
CBE 401X Special Topics in CBE, Credits: Variable
CBE 4113 Engineering Laboratory I, Credits: 3.00
CBE 4143 Process Dynamics and Control, Credits: 3.00
CBE 4163 Chemical and Biomolecular Process Design I, Credits: 3.00
CBE 4173 Polymeric Materials, Credits: 3.00
CBE 4213 Engineering Laboratory II, Credits: 3.00
CBE 4263 Chemical and Biomolecular Process Design II, Credits: 3.00
CBE 481X Chemical Engineering Project, Credits: Variable
CBE 482 Please Refer to Catalog
CBE 491X Bachelor's Thesis in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Credits: Variable
CBE 492 Please Refer to Catalog
CBE 4954 Chemical Engineering Internship, Credits: 4.00