BSChE in Chemical Engineering with Emphasis in Biochemical

Degree Program Description

The curriculum provides a well-rounded general and rigorous technical education in order to hone an appreciation of the relationship between technology and society. The technical curriculum focuses on the basic sciences, as well as Chemical Engineering theory and practice. Throughout the curriculum, problem solving, design, critical thinking and teamwork skills are built by integrating team-based design projects, laboratories, and reports.  Our graduates work in traditional chemical engineering areas such as the petroleum and chemical industries, as well as microelectronics, pharmaceuticals, materials, polymers, environmental protection, consumer products and engineering consulting. Our graduates also pursue careers in business management or government as well as advanced studies in medicine, law, business, basic sciences and other engineering disciplines.

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Major Program Requirements

Students must complete all university requirements, including general education, and the BSChE requirements, in addition to the degree requirements below.

BIO_SC 1500Introduction to Biological Systems with Laboratory5
BIO_SC 2200General Genetics4
BIO_SC 2300Introduction to Cell Biology4
BIOCHM 4270Biochemistry3
CH_ENG 4315Introduction to Bioprocess Engineering3
CH_ENG 4316Biomass Refinery Operations3

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Semester Plan

Below is a sample plan of study, semester by semester.  A student's actual plan may vary based on course choices where options are available.

First Year
MATH 15005CHEM 13304
CHEM 13204Humanities and Social Science 3
CH_ENG 10002MATH 17005
Humanities and Social Science 3PHYSCS 27505
ENGLSH 10003 
 17 17
Second Year
CHEM 21003BIO_SC 15005
PHYSCS 27605MATH 41003
CH_ENG 22253CHEM 21103
MATH 23003CHEM 21302
Humanities and Social Science 3CH_ENG 42703
 17 16
Third Year
BIO_SC 22004BIO_SC 23004
CHEM 32004CH_ENG 32623
CH_ENG 22263Approved Chemical Engineering Elective3
CH_ENG 32344Humanities and Social Science 3
CH_ENG 32613CH_ENG 32353
 18 16
Fourth Year
CH_ENG 32433BIOCHM 42703
CH_ENG 43163CH_ENG 43153
CH_ENG 43633CH_ENG 43703
CH_ENG 43853CH_ENG 49803
Humanities and Social Science 3Humanities and Social Science 3
 15 15
Total Credits: 131

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Degree Audit

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MU students can request a degree audit by logging in to myDegreePlanner.  Students may also access myDegreePlanner via myZou, in the Student Center, by clicking on the Request Degree Audit link. The audit automatically pulls in the student’s MU course work, transfer courses and courses in progress.  This is available to current students, admitted students, and those who last attended less than three terms ago.

Past MU students can request a degree audit by contacting the Academic Advising Unit of the division in which they were last enrolled at MU. For contact information, go to

Prospective students, can access a preliminary MU degree audit via Information on the college credits already earned will have to be manually entered before it can be evaluated against current degree requirements.

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Major and Career Exploration

The University of Missouri has many resources to assist you in exploring majors and career possibilities.  For guidance, visit the Majors and Careers website or view specific resources below.

  • If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career Center in the lower level of the Student Success Center.  No appointment is necessary to explore career options with one of our staff members.

For additional major and career exploration resources, visit Major & Career Exploration in the catalog.

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