University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    
    Oct 25, 2021  
University General Course Catalog 2021-2022

Chemical Engineering (General Emphasis), B.S. in Chem. E.


Chemical engineers apply the basic principles of chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics and related engineering disciplines to the production of goods and materials for society. Chemical engineers are the technological leaders in fields from the production of computer chips, to the design of pharmaceuticals and artificial organs, to the development of clean and affordable energy systems such as fuel cells. Students who start the freshman year in MATH 181 will be able to graduate in four years.

See https://www.unr.edu/degrees/majors/chemical-engineering for more information.

http://www.unr.edu/assessment/plans-and-forms/engineering/chemical-engineering-bs

Contact Information


474 Laxalt Mineral Research Building
(775) 784-6771
Fax (775) 327-5059
Website: http://www.unr.edu/cme

All Freshmen, Sophomores and Incoming transfer students:
College of Engineering Advisement Center
Edmund J Cain Hall 108
(775) 682-7721
coenadvising@unr.edu 

Juniors and seniors should contact their faculty advisor directly.
See http://www.unr.edu/cme/undergraduate/advising to find your advisor. 

Transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno


Use the transfer agreement and the degree planner (available by clicking  at the top right of this page) to build your plan for graduation with your advisor. Course substitutions not identified on the transfer agreement require UNR advisor approval.  If a major to major transfer agreement  is not available for your transfer institution, please check the General Core agreement if available. If neither is available, access established transfer course equivalencies to assist in your planning. 

Admission Requirements


Admission requirements and procedures are available at http://www.unr.edu/admissions requirements. Only students who are eligible to enroll in MATH 181 (as demonstrated through placement tests) may enter specific major programs within the College of Engineering. Others may enter the undeclared engineering program, and may require more than four years to complete the curriculum. Undeclared engineering students must be admissible to a specific major program within four regular semesters (fall and spring).

NOTE: Students must earn a C or higher in courses marked with (*).

Graduation Requirements


  • Total Units | 128
  • Cumulative GPA | 2.0
  • University GPA | 2.0
  • Major GPA | 2.0
  • Residency Requirement | 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
  • Major Residency Requirement | 15 Upper-Division Units in the major at UNR
  • Upper-Division Requirement | 40 Upper-Division Units
  • Half Program Units/4 Year Institution | 64 Units

I. Core General Education Requirements (27-30 units)


NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding the “Core English and Math Completion Policy .” Students in this major must meet all Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course descriptions.

A. Effective Composition & Communication; Critical Analysis & Use of Information (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3


B. Quantitative Reasoning (4 units) - CO2


  • (4 units) CO2 *
  • NOTE: Incoming engineering students are expected to place in MATH 181 or higher. Students who do not place in MATH 181 may be required to take additional credits before declaring their major.

C. Physical & Natural Phenomena (8 units) - CO4, CO4L


D. Cultures, Societies & Individuals (3 units) - CO6


E. Artistic Composition, Interpretation & Expression (3 units) - CO7


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO7 courses .

F. History & Culture, Constitution (6 units) - CO5, CO8


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter  in this catalog.

II. Additional Core Requirements (3 units maximum)


Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these Core Objectives may be satisfied in the Major Requirements (Section IV). Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog.

A. Science, Technology & Society - CO9


B. Diversity & Equity - CO10


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO10 courses .

C. Global Context - CO11


D. Ethics - CO12


E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis - CO13


F. Application - CO14


III. Additional College Requirements (0 units)


IV. Major Requirements (95 units)


A. Major Requirements (83 units)


B. Technical Electives (12 units)


At most 4 units may be taken from a subject outside an ABET accredited engineering field. At most 4 units may be taken at 100- or 200-level. Choose from:

V. Minor Requirements (0 units)


VI. Electives (0 units)


VII. Recommended Schedule


Use the Planner in MyNEVADA to build a custom graduation plan. Review and adjust the plan in each academic advisement session.

A. First Year


B. Second Year


C. Third Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


D. Fourth Year