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Chemical Engineering, Bachelor of Science Degree

Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering

Your specific degree requirements will vary depending on your area of emphasis. Each emphasis requires core curriculum courses, major requirements and technical electives, but specific courses may vary. You can learn more about the coursework for each emphasis on the course catalog:

  1. Biomedical
  2. Environmental engineering
  3. Extractive metallurgy
  4. Materials science and engineering
  5. Process and energy engineering

All chemical engineering students are also required to complete two capstone courses during the senior year.

  • Fall semester: This course focuses on principles of chemical engineering process design, including economics, safety, and social and ethical considerations.
  • Spring semester: In the spring, students complete an individual design project, incorporating considerations learned in the fall.

Students must also take the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination administered by the Nevada Board of Professional Engineers. The FE exam is generally taken during the spring of your senior year. Register for ENGR 490 in order to have the exam recorded on your transcript.

Recommended schedule

You can view the recommended sequence of courses for your emphasis on the course catalog. Please note that requirements and course offerings may change, and you should consult your advisor to ensure your course schedule meets your individual needs.

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