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B.S.Ch.E. in Chemical Engineering


The B.S. in chemical engineering provides the student with a fundamental knowledge of chemical engineering science and prepares graduates for a variety of careers in industry and government, or for advanced study in engineering, business, or professional school.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 128

Goals/Mission Statement

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates from the Department of Chemical Engineering of the University of Mississippi will be: 1. Globally competitive in the professional world; 2. Prepared for leadership and success in their chosen career or in continued education; 3. Equipped with flexible problem-solving skills to address complex professional and societal issues.

Student Outcomes

In accordance with ABET accreditation requirements, BSChE students at the University of Mississippi should demonstrate the attainment of the following student outcomes: (a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering (b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data (c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability (d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams (e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems (f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility (g) an ability to communicate effectively (h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context (i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning (j) a knowledge of contemporary issues (k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Course Requirements

Specific requirements for the individualized emphasis in chemical engineering are as follows: Math 261-264, Math 353, Writ 100, Writ 101, Writ 102, or Liba 102; Chem 105, 106, 115, 116, and Phys 211, 212, 221, 222; Chem 221, 222, 225, advanced chemistry (defined below); Csci 251 or Engr 309, 310, 313, 321, 322, 360; Ch E 103, 104, 307, 308, 317, 345, 411, 417, 421, 423, 445, 446, 451, 452, 412 or 511; technical electives to include three 3-hour electives of 300 or higher course number from among engineering, science, or mathematics. Any of the following will satisfy the advanced chemistry requirement: Chem 334, Chem 471, Chem 472, Ch E 543, Ch E 545, G E 503, and Engr 540. The following alternative courses may satisfy course requirements as specified:

Emphases in Chemical Engineering: As alternative to the standard or PreMed options in chemical engineering, a student may choose to obtain a B.S. in Chemical Engineering with one or more of the following five emphases: biotechnology, biomedical engineering, environmental, manufacturing (in collaboration with the Center for Manufacturing Excellence), and materials. The same general education and course requirements (defined above) apply to all emphases in chemical engineering. Taking specific advanced chemistry and elective courses satisfy specific emphasis requirements.

Other Academic Requirements

Students in the Department of Chemical Engineering are encouraged to take the Fundamentals of Engineering examination prior to awarding of the baccalaureate degree.


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