Mar 23, 2023
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.
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 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. Undeclared engineering students must be admissible to a specific major program within four regular semesters (fall and spring). Students who are ineligible to enroll in MATH 181 may need more than four years to complete the curriculum.
NOTE: Students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in courses marked with *.
- 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
- As per engineering accreditation requirements, students are required to have the following:
- a minimum of 30 semester credit hours of a combination of college-level mathematics and basic sciences with experimental experience appropriate to the program
- a minimum of 45 semester credit hours of engineering topics appropriate to the program, consisting of engineering and computer sciences and engineering design, and utilizing modern engineering tools
I. Core General Education Requirements (27-30 units)
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
C. Physical & Natural Phenomena (8 units) - CO4, CO4L
D. Cultures, Societies & Individuals (3 units) - CO6
E. Artistic Composition, Interpretation & Expression (3 units) - CO7
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
The following recommended courses can also be used in the General Education Requirements:
E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis - CO13
III. Additional College Requirements (0 units)
IV. Major Requirements (98 units)
A. Major Requirements (93 units)
B. Technical Electives (5 units)
At most 3 units may be taken from a subject outside an ABET accredited engineering field. Choose from:
V. Minor Requirements (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.
Spring Semester (18 units)
Spring Semester (15 units)
Spring Semester (17 units)
Spring Semester (14 units)