Chemistry - Chemical Engineering Concentration

The Chemistry major with Chemical Engineering concentration builds a thorough understanding of the theories and applications of chemistry while providing the necessary engineering principles to pursue an advanced degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Chemistry, or Biochemistry. Chemistry-Chemical Engineering graduates can also seek immediate employment in practically any chemical industry, including, but not limited to, pharmaceutical, agricultural, petrochemical, food, cosmetics, medical, and environmental.

Ready for Anything

You gain a foundation in chemistry’s five areas — analytical, organic, inorganic, physical and biochemistry. With that background, you learn how to ask — and answer — thoughtful questions about chemistry in the world around you. Courses introduce you to research as early as your freshman year with opportunities to participate in faculty-mentored projects. You can continue research year-round through labs, independent studies and summer grants.  These projects could make a difference in agriculture, medicine and the environment.

By the time you graduate, your experiences include:

  • Close mentoring relationships with faculty starting your freshman year, as the department boasts a 2:1 freshman major:faculty ratio
  • Hands-on experience using state-of-the-art lab equipment
  • A senior research project that allows you to explore a topic of interest
  • Opportunity to participate in collaborative faculty-led research and to present your work at local, regional and national conferences
  • Opportunity to pursue internships in local industries, government labs and hospitals
  • Networking and professional growth through weekly seminars, departmental employment, the Chem Club and Chem Demo Crew
  • A dedicated faculty who want to help you achieve your goals.

Making your Mark

Bradley’s Chemistry-Chemical Engineering program not only prepares you to pursue multiple career paths immediately after graduation, but it also develops transferable skills that will help you throughout your career.

Major Requirements

Chem/Biochem Common Requirements

Required Courses - 51 hrs.

  • CHM 110: General Chemistry I - 3 hrs..
  • CHM 111: General Chemistry I Laboratory - 1 hr.
  • CHM 114: Chemistry of the Elements - 1 hr.
  • CHM 116: General Chemistry II - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 117: General Chemistry II Laboratory - 1 hr.
  • CHM 252: Organic Chemistry I - 4 hrs.
  • CHM 253: Organic Chemistry Laboratory I - 1 hr.
  • CHM 256: Organic Chemistry II - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 257: Organic Chemistry Laboratory II - 1 hr.
  • CHM 292: Chemical Informatics - 1 hr.
  • CHM 326: Analytical Chemistry - 4 hrs.
  • CHM 360: Biochemistry - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 380: Seminar I in Chemistry and Biochemistry - 0 hr.
  • CHM 386: Seminar II in Chemistry and Biochemistry - 1 hrs.
  • CHM 470 or 570: Physical Chemistry I - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 480 or 580: Seminar III in Chemistry and Biochemistry - 1 hrs.
  • BIO 151: Molecules to Cells - 3 hrs.
  • BIO 152: Molecules to Cells Laboratory - 1 hr.
  • PHY 110: University Physics I - 4 hrs.
    and PHY 201: University Physics II - 4 hrs.
  • MTH 121: Calculus I - 4 hrs.
    and MTH 122: Calculus II - 4 hrs.

Concentration Requirements

Required Courses - 37 hrs.

  • MTH 223 Calculus III – 4 hr.
  • MTH 224 Differential Equations – 4 hr.
  • CHE 301 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics – 3 hr.
  • CHE 302 Material and Energy Balances – 3 hr.
  • CHE 321 Chemical Reaction Engineering – 3 hr.
  • CHE 415 Transport Phenomena I – 3 hr.
  • CHE 416 Transport Phenomena II – 3 hr.
  • CHM 420 or 520 Instrumental Analysis - 4 hr.
  • CHM 436 or 536 Inorganic Chemistry (3 hrs)
  • CHM 471 or 571 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I - 1 hr.
  • A minimum of 7 hours of electives selected from the list below.
    • CHM 361 Biochemistry Lab (1 hr)
    • CHM 416 or 516 Environmental Chemistry (3 hrs)
    • CHM 437 or 537 Inorganic Chemistry Lab (1 hr)
    • CHM 440 or 540 Materials Chemistry (3 hrs)
    • CHM 441 or 541 Materials Chemistry Lab (1 hr)
    • CHM 462 or 562 Proteins (3 hrs)
    • CHM 466 or 566 Metabolism (3 hrs)
    • CHM 476 or 576 Physical Chemistry II (3 hrs)
    • CHM 524 Analytical Separations (3 hrs)
    • CHM 558 Polymer Chemistry (1 hr)
    • M E 308 Thermodynamics of Fluid Flow (3 hrs)