BSChE in Chemical Engineering

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

Each graduate must complete the required curriculum designed to demonstrate knowledge and integration of chemical engineering science and practice using analytical, computational and experimental techniques. In addition, each graduate must have a comprehensive background in advanced chemistry. Graduates have a detailed working knowledge of the entire spectrum of chemical engineering activities.

All requirements listed below are in addition to University graduation requirements, including University general education, and College of Engineering requirements. Students are also required to complete emphasis area requirements.

Major core requirements

Required entry-level courses
MATH 1500Analytic Geometry and Calculus I5
MATH 1700Calculus II5
MATH 2300Calculus III3
MATH 4100Differential Equations3
PHYSCS 2750University Physics I5
PHYSCS 2760University Physics II5
CHEM 1320College Chemistry I4
CHEM 1330College Chemistry II4
CHEM 2100Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 2110Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 2130Organic Laboratory I2
CHEM 3200Quantitative Methods of Analysis with Lab4
Approved statistics elective3
Chemical engineering core
CH_ENG 1000Introduction to Chemical Engineering2
CH_ENG 2225Mass and Energy Balance3
CH_ENG 2226Engineering Process Computations and Laboratory3
CH_ENG 3234Principles of Chemical Engineering I4
CH_ENG 3235Principles of Chemical Engineering II3
CH_ENG 3243Chemical Engineering Laboratory I3
CH_ENG 3261Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I3
CH_ENG 3262Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II3
CH_ENG 4363Chemical Reaction Engineering and Technology3
CH_ENG 4370Process Control Methods and Laboratory3
CH_ENG 4385Chemical Engineering Design I3
CH_ENG 4980Process Synthesis and Design3

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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 13204ENGLSH 10003
Humanities and Social Science 3MATH 17005
CH_ENG 10002PHYSCS 27505
 14 17
Second Year
CHEM 21003MATH 41003
PHYSCS 27605CHEM 21103
CH_ENG 22253CHEM 21302
MATH 23003Approved Statistics Elective 3
Humanities and Social Science 3Humanities and Social Science 3
 Approved Elective3
 17 17
Third Year
CHEM 32004CH_ENG 32353
CH_ENG 22263Approved Chemical Engineering Elective3
CH_ENG 32344Approved Technical Elective 3
CH_ENG 32613Humanities and Social Science 3
Humanities and Social Science 3CH_ENG 32623
 17 15
Fourth Year
CH_ENG 32433CH_ENG 43703
CH_ENG 43633CH_ENG 49803
CH_ENG 43853Approved Chemical Engineering Elective3
Approved Chemical Engineering Elective 3Approved Technical Elective3
Approved Technical Elective3Humanities and Social Science 3
 15 15
Total Credits: 127

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Degree Audit

The degree audit is an automated report reflecting a student’s academic progress toward the completion of a degree.  Degree Audits are not available for all programs; however, please consult with the appropriate college or school for audit information.

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.

For additional details on degree audits, go to

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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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