Chemical Engineering, BSCH

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2017-2018. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 130

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 I 13
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
American History Since 1865
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH 2144Calculus I (A) 14
MATH 2153Calculus II (A) 13
MATH 2163Calculus III 13
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
CHEM 1515General Chemistry (LN) 15
PHYS 2014General Physics (LN) 14
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
Any course designated (S)6
Hours Subtotal43
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 2114General Physics (LN) 14
ENGR 1111Introduction to Engineering1
ENGR 1412Introductory Engineering Computer Programming 12
Engineering Science
ENSC 2113Statics3
ENSC 2143Strength of Materials3
ENSC 2613Introduction to Electrical Science3
ENSC 2213Thermodynamics 13
ENSC 3233Fluid Mechanics 13
ENSC 3313Materials Science3
Select one of the following:3
Elementary Statistics (A)
Elementary Statistics for Business and Economics (A)
Elementary Statistics for the Social Sciences (A)
Statistical Methods I (A)
Engineering Statistics
Statistical Methods I for the Social Sciences (A)
Engineering Statistics with Design of Experiments
CHEM 3053Organic Chemistry 13
Select one of the following:5
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Lab 1
Survey of Biochemistry
and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Laboratory 1
Hours Subtotal36
Major Requirements
MATH 2233Differential Equations 13
or MATH 3263 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
CHEM 3433Physical Chemistry I3
Chemical Engineering
CHE 2033Introduction to Chemical Process Engineering 13
CHE 2581Chemical Engineering Seminar I 11
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 Subtotal42
Controlled Electives
Advanced Chemical Science
Select 3 hours of the following:3
Animal Genetics 2
Survey of Biochemistry 2
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Laboratory
Molecular Biology
General Genetics 2
Organic Chemistry
Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry
Physical Chemistry II
Modern Methods of Chemical Analysis
Food Chemistry I
Food Chemistry II
Cell and Molecular Biology
similar advanced chemical transformation of matter courses approved by advisors
Restricted Electives
Select 6 hours of upper-level course credit meeting School objectives 36
Hours Subtotal9
Total Hours130

Courses that must be completed prior to admission to professional school.


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


See School policy. CHE advisor must approve.

Other Requirements

Admission to Professional School (required)

  • Refer to the OSU Catalog corresponding to your matriculation date for detailed admissions requirements.

Graduation Requirements

  1. A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required in all CHE, CHEM, ENGR, and ENSC coursework.
  2. 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 2023.