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Degree Pathway, Chemical Engineering, Biological Option, 2020

Suggested Degree Pathway for Chemical Engineering - Biological Engineering Option

For students who entered fall 2020 and beyond.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course #Course NameCr.
Total16
CHEN.1070Intro to Chemical Engineering 
2
ENGL.1010 /
HONR.1100
College Writing I5 /
FYSH (CW)
3
CHEM.1210
Chemistry I (SCL)5
3
CHEM.1230L
Chemistry I Lab (SCL)
1
MATH.1310Calculus I (MATH)4/54
ECON.2010 /
ECON.2020
Principles of Microeconomics /
Principles of Macroeconomics (SS)
3

Spring Semester

Course #Course NameCr.
Total15
ENGL.1020
College Writing II (CW)5
3
CHEM.1220
Chemistry II5
3
CHEM.1240L
Chemistry II Lab
1
MATH.1320Calculus II54
PHYS.1410Physics I (SCL)53
PHYS.1410LPhysics I Lab (SCL)1

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course #Course NameCr.
Total17
CHEN.2010
Principles of Chemical Engineering3
CHEN.2050
Fundamentals of Electricity3
CHEM.2210
Organic Chemistry I1/5
3
MATH.2310
Calculus III5
4
BIOL.2100Biology for Engineers3
BIOL.2120LBiology for Engineers Lab1

Spring Semester

Course #Course NameCr.
Total16
CHEN.2020
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
3
CHEN.3030Fluid Mechanics3
CHEM.2050L
Organic Chemistry Lab1
1
CHEM.2220
Organic Chemistry II1/53
MATH.2340 /
MATH.2360
Differential Equations /
Engineering Differential Equations5
3
PHIL.2030 /
PHIL.3340
Intro to Ethics /
Engineering & Ethics (AH), (SRE)
3

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course #Course NameCr.
Total18
CHEN.3040
Heat Transfer and Unit Operations
3
CHEN.3110
Phase and Chemical Equilibria 
3
CHEN.3150
Unit Operations Lab (WOC), (QL)
3
CHEN.3060 
Transport Phenomena
3
BIOL.4190Biochemistry
3
CHEM.3440Physical Chemistry23

Spring Semester

Course #Course NameCr.
Total16
CHEN.3170 
Applied Engineering Problem Solving  
3
CHEN.3080
Intro to Material Science & Engineering 
3
CHEN.3100
Separation Processes 
3
CHEM.3470LPhysical Chemistry Lab II2 
1
CHEN.4030Chemical Reaction Engineering 
3
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)63

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course #Course NameCr.
Total15
CHEN.4090
Engineering Economics & Process Analysis (IL), (CTPS), (AIL)
3
CHEN.4130Process Dynamics & Control
3
CHEN.4150Processes & Controls Lab
3
CHEN.5350Cell & Microbe Cultivation3
xxxx.xxxxArts & Hum. Persp. (AH)6
3

Spring Semester

Course #Course NameCr.
Total15
CHEN.4100
Plant Design (IL), (CTPS), (AIL)
3
CHEN.5450Isolation & Purification
3
xxxx.xxxxTechnical Elective3 
3
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)63
xxxx.xxxxArts & Hum. Persp. (AH)6
3
Total Minimum Credits = 128 

1The listed co-requisite, CHEM.2290L or CHEM.2300L, Organic Chemistry Lab, is not required for Chemical Engineering majors. CHEM.2050 is the required lab. 

2The listed co-requisite, CHEM.3460L, Physical Chemistry Lab, is not required for Chemical Engineering majors. CHEM.3470L is the required lab. 

3All Technical Electives should be chosen from an approved list for this option. Consult with your advisor. 

4Calculus IA, and Calculus IB instead of Calculus I, will be required for students who do not pass the Calculus Readiness Test.

5Honors level courses may be taken instead.

6Chemical Engineering majors meet the Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA) ELO with an approved course outside the major requirements.

The university Core Curriculum requirements must be satisfied. Either ECON.2010 Principles of Microeconomics or ECON.2020 Principles of Macroeconomics must be used to satisfy one of the Social Sciences Perspective (SS) requirements. Either PHIL.2030 Intro. to Ethics or PHIL.3340 Engineering and Ethics must be used to satisfy one of the Arts & Humanities Perspective (AH) requirements. 

No more than two Breadth of Knowledge courses can be taken with the same prefix. The Core Curriculum courses may be taken in any sequence. Refer to the Core Curriculum policy for further details. You should meet with your faculty advisor to determine how you will meet the Core Curriculum requirements.

Current UMass Lowell students should use their Advisement Report in SiS. If you need assistance, please contact your adviser.

Restriction on off-campus study:

Be advised that any course taken at another institution must be formally approved prior to enrollment. See the catalog policy for details.

Last Updated: 3/23/2020