Bachelor of Science, Major in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering

A Dual Degree Plan for Concurrent Bachelor of Science Degrees from Sam Houston State University and Universities with Recognized Accredited Chemical Engineering Degree Programs

In this plan, the student completes three years in Chemistry at Sam Houston State University and two years in Chemical Engineering at a university with a recognized accredited chemical engineering degree program. On successful completion of the curriculum shown below, and the chemical engineering curriculum at a university with a recognized accredited degree program in chemical engineering, the student will receive two Bachelor of Science degrees, a Bachelor of Science with a major in Chemistry from Sam Houston State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the university with the recognized accredited chemical engineering degree program.

Bachelor of Science, Major in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 14
Component Area III (Life and Physical Sciences) 28
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (American History)6
Component Area VII (Government/Political Science)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Area IV elective or Oral Communication)3
Degree Specific Requirements
ENGL 3330Intro To Technical Writing3
ETDD 1361Engineering Graphics3
MATH 1420Calculus I 14
MATH 1430Calculus II4
MATH 2440Calculus III4
MATH 3376Differential Equations3
PHYS 1401Physics Boot Camp4
PHYS 1411Introduction To Physics I4
PHYS 1422Introduction To Physics II4
Major Core
Major
CHEM 1411General Chemistry I 24
CHEM 1412General Chemistry II 24
CHEM 2401Quantitative Analysis4
CHEM 2323
CHEM 2123
Organic Chemistry I: Lecture
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
4
CHEM 2325
CHEM 2125
Organic Chemistry II: Lecture
and Organic Chemistry II: Lab
4
CHEM 4100Chemical Literature Seminar1
CHEM 4260Advanced Integrated Laboratory2
CHEM 4448Physical Chemistry I4
CHEM 4449Physical Chemistry II4
CHEM Advanced elective3
Minor (if required)
Two years (60 credit hours) of advanced courses in Chemical Engineering from a University with a Recognized Accredited Chemical Engineering Degree Program are also required 260
Total Hours157
1

 MATH 1420 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics), the one semester credit hour Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option), and the Degree Specific requirement.

2

CHEM 1411 and CHEM 1412 satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) and the Degree Specific requirement.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IV 3CHEM 141214
Component Area V 3ENGL 130223
CHEM 141114MATH 14304
ENGL 130123PHYS 14014
MATH 142034 
 17 15
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IX 3CHEM 21251
CHEM 21231CHEM 23253
CHEM 23233CHEM 24014
MATH 24404ENGL 33303
PHYS 14114PHYS 14224
 POLS 230543
 15 18
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CHEM 41001Component Area VIII 3
CHEM 44484CHEM 42602
CHEM Advanced Elective53CHEM 44494
ETDD 13613HIST 130263
HIST 130163POLS 230643
MATH 33763 
 17 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Spent at a University with a Recognized Accredited Chemical Engineering Program15Spent at a University with a Recognized Accredited Chemical Engineering Program15
 15 15
Fifth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Spent at a University with a Recognized Accredited Chemical Engineering Program15Spent at a University with a Recognized Accredited Chemical Engineering Program15
 15 15
Total Hours: 157
1

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science).

2

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area I (Communications).

3

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics).

4

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VII (Political Science/Government).

5

CHEM 4440, CHEM 3367, and CHEM 4367 are recommended.

6

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VI (U.S. History).

Note:  After 5 years of study (3 at Sam Houston State University and 2 at another school with a chemical engineering degree program), the student earns two bachelor's degrees. Completing the 3-year sequence at SHSU is not sufficient to earn a degree by itself.