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Academic planning is essential to student academic success and to timely degree completion. To guide students academic planning, sample four-year academic pathways have been developed for each degree program (major) at UMBC. Students are strongly encouraged, in consultation with their academic advisor, to use the four-year academic pathway as a guide in developing an individualized degree plan based on student's academic preparation, interests and goals.

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Chemical Engineering - Chemical Engineering Biotechnology/Bioengineering - B.S.

Year 1

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 ‡ 3-4
ENGL GEP 3
AH GEP 3
Total 17 - 18
Benchmark Requirements

None Required

Spring Semester Credits
CHEM 102* Princ. of Chemistry II (S non-lab GEP) 4
CHEM 102L* Introductory Chemistry Lab (Lab GEP) 2
PHYS 121 Introductory Physics I 4
MATH 152* Calculus and Analytic Geometry II ‡ 4
BIOL 141 Found. of Biology: Cells, Energy & Org. 4
Total 18
Benchmark Requirements

None Required

Year 2

Fall Semester Credits
ENCH 215* Chemical Engineering Analysis ‡ 3
CHEM 351 Organic Chemistry I 3
MATH 251* Multivariable Calculus 4
BIOL 302 Molecular & General Genetics 4
AH GEP 3
Total 17
Benchmark Requirements

None Required

Spring Semester Credits
ENCH 225L Chemical Engineering Problem Solving & Experimental Design Lab 4
CHEM 352 Organic Chemistry II 3
MATH 225* Intro to Differential Equations 3
PHYS 122 Introductory Physics II 4
BIOL 303 Cell Biology 3
Total 17
Benchmark Requirements

None Required

Year 3

Fall Semester Credits
ENCH 300* Chemical Process Thermodynamics 3
ENCH 425* Transport I: Fluids 3
CHEM 437 Comprehensive Biochemistry I 4
Foreign Language 201 4
AH GEP 3
Total 17
Benchmark Requirements

None Required

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 303 Phys. Chemistry for Biochemical Sci. 3
SS GEP 3
Physical Education 1.5
Total 16.5
Benchmark Requirements

None Required

Year 4

Fall Semester Credits
ENCH 444 Process Engr. Economics & Design 3
ENCH 445 Separation Processes 3
ENCH 482 Biochemical Engineering 3
ENCH XXX Chemical Engineering Elective 3
C GEP 3
SS GEP 3
Total 18
Benchmark Requirements

None Required

Spring Semester Credits
ENCH 446 Process Engr. Economics & Design II 4
ENCH 485L Bioengineering Laboratory (WI) 4
ENCH XXX Chemical Engineering Elective 3
SS GEP 3
Physical Education 1.5
Total 15.5
Benchmark Requirements

None Required