Chemical Engineering, BSCH

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 126

General Education Requirements
All General Education coursework requirements are satisfied upon completion of this degree plan
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
Select one of the following:3
Composition II
Critical Analysis and Writing II
Technical Writing
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865 (H)
American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH 2144Calculus I (A)4
MATH 2153Calculus II (A)3
MATH 2163Calculus III3
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
CHEM 1515Chemistry II (LN)5
PHYS 2014University Physics I (LN)4
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
Select 3 hours of any course designated (S)3
Hours Subtotal40
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
Select at least one Diversity (D) course
Select at least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
Basic Science
PHYS 2114University Physics II (LN)4
ENGR 1111Introduction to Engineering1
ENGR 1412Introductory Engineering Computer Programming2
ENGR 2421Engineering Data Acquisition Controls Lab1
Engineering Science
ENSC 2113Statics3
ENSC 2613Introduction to Electrical Science3
ENSC 3231Fluids and Hydraulics Lab1
ENSC 3233Fluid Mechanics3
ENSC 3313Materials Science3
Select one of the following:3
Engineering Statistics
Engineering Statistics with Design of Experiments
CHEM 3053Organic Chemistry I3
Select one of the following:5
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Survey of Biochemistry
and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Laboratory
Hours Subtotal32
Major Requirements
MATH 2233Differential Equations3
or MATH 3263 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
CHEM 3433Physical Chemistry I3
Chemical Engineering
CHE 2023Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics3
CHE 2033Introduction to Chemical Process Engineering3
CHE 2581Chemical Engineering Seminar I1
CHE 3013Rate Operations I3
CHE 3113Rate Operations II3
CHE 3123Chemical Reaction Engineering3
CHE 3333Introduction to Transport Phenomena3
CHE 3473Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics3
CHE 3581Chemical Engineering Seminar II1
CHE 4002Chemical Engineering Laboratory I2
CHE 4112Chemical Engineering Laboratory II2
CHE 4124Chemical Engineering Design I4
CHE 4224Chemical Engineering Design II4
CHE 4581Chemical Engineering Seminar III1
CHE 4843Chemical Process Instrumentation and Control3
Hours Subtotal45
Controlled Electives
Advanced Chemical Science
Select 3 hours of the following:3
Interdisciplinary Design and Build for Chemical Systems I
and Interdisciplinary Design and Build for Chemical Systems II
Introduction to Tissue Engineering
Introduction to Catalysis and Photocatalysis
Bioprocess Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Electrochemical Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Introduction to Molecular Modeling and Simulation
Introduction to Colloid Processing
Colloidal and Interfacial Phenomena
Machine Learning for Chemical Processes
Introduction to Membrane Separations
Introduction to Applied Numerical Computing for Scientists and Engineers
Introduction to Computational Fluid-Particle Dynamics
Restricted Electives
Select 6 hours of upper-level course credit meeting School objectives 1, 26
Hours Subtotal9
Total Hours126

Cannot use both ANSI 3423 Animal Genetics & BIOL 3023 General Genetics or BIOC 3653 Survey of Biochemistry & BIOC 3713 Biochemistry I.


Must be 3000 level or higher. Must meet requirements for professional development, technical knowledge, or life balance. May be fulfilled by upper-division coursework as part of the pursuit of a minor at OSU.

Graduation Requirements

  1. A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required in all CHE coursework.
  2. Must Receive a "C" or better in the following CHE courses: CHE 2023, CHE 2033, CHE 3013, CHE 3113, CHE 3123, CHE 3333, CHE 3473, and CHE 4002.
  3. The major engineering design experience, capstone course, is satisfied by CHE 4124 Chemical Engineering Design I and CHE 4224 Chemical Engineering Design II.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2029.