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Use the four-year academic pathways for each UMBC major/program listed below as a resource for major exploration and development of an individualized degree plan.

Please note that these academic pathways are sample pathways. Students, in consultation with their academic advisor, will create an individualized degree plan, reflecting their academic preparation, interests and goals. Students are strongly encouraged to develop an individualized degree plan by no later than 45 credits earned and to update the plan regularly, in consultation with an academic advisor.

For complete information on degree requirements, reference the Undergraduate Course Catalog (catalog.umbc.edu).

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Chemical Engineering - Traditional - B.S.

Degree Requirements
Total Academic Credits:
129 - 130
Major Credits:
101
Min. Upper-Level Credits:
45
Min. Cumulative GPA:
2.0
§ indicates Benchmark requirements
‡ indicates Gateway courses
Curriculum Notes
  • This sample plan assumes no AP/IB/CLEP or transfer credit, foreign language proficiency up to the 201 level and a math placement level of MATH 151
  • All students must complete a credit-bearing English and Mathematics course in the first year of study
  • Gateway Course Information: advising.coeit.umbc.edu/gateway-information/cbee-gateway
Year One
Fall Semester Credits
CHEM 101 Princ. of Chemistry I (S non-lab GEP) 4
MATH 151 Calc. & Analytic Geom. I (MATH GEP) § 4
ENES 101/101Y/101H Intro. to Engineering (see gateway for grade requirements) § ‡ 3-4
ENGL GEP 3
AH GEP 3
Total 17 - 18
Spring Semester Credits
CHEM 102 Princ. of Chem. II (S non-lab GEP; see gateway for grade requirements) § ‡ 4
CHEM 102L Introductory Chemistry Lab (Lab GEP) § 2
PHYS 121 Introductory Physics I 4
MATH 152 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (see gateway for grade requirements) § ‡ 4
ENME 110 Statics 3
Total 17
Year Two
Fall Semester Credits
ENCH 215 Chemical Engineering Analysis (see gateway for grade requirements) § ‡ 3
CHEM 351 Organic Chemistry I 3
MATH 251 Multivariable Calculus 4
PHYS 122 Introductory Physics II 4
AH GEP 3
Total 17
Spring Semester Credits
ENCH 225L Chemical Engineering Problem Solving & Experiment Design Lab 4
CHEM 351L Organic Chemistry Lab 2
MATH 225 Introduction to Differential Equations § 3
Advanced Science Elective (see approved list) 3
AH GEP 3
SS GEP 3
Total 18
Year Three
Fall Semester Credits
ENCH 300 Chemical Process Thermodynamics § 3
ENCH 425 Transport I: Fluids § 3
CHEM 301 Physical Chemistry I 4
CHEM 311L Advanced Laboratory I 3
Foreign Language 201 4
Total 17
Spring Semester Credits
ENCH 427 Transport Processes II: Mass Transfer § 3
ENCH 440 Chemical Engineering Kinetics § 3
ENCH 442 Chemical Engineering Systems Analysis 3
CHEM 302 Physical Chemistry II 3
SS GEP 3
Total 15
Year Four
Fall Semester Credits
ENCH 444 Process Engr. Economics & Design 3
ENCH 445 Separation Processes 3
ENCH 437L Chemical Engineering Lab (WI) 3
ENCH XXX Chemical Engineering Elective 3
C GEP 3
Total 15
Spring Semester Credits
ENCH 446 Process Engr. Economics & Design II 4
ENCH XXX Chemical Engineering Elective 3
ENCH XXX Chemical Engineering Elective 3
SS GEP 3
Total 13
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