Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science: Chemical Engineering

Academic Department

The Chemical Engineering degree prepares students for a career in industry, either directly following their undergraduate studies or after additional graduate studies in engineering. The degree encompasses a rigorous course of study with a strong foundation in general engineering and other STEM subjects as well as specialized upper division classes in Chemical Engineering. Early courses focus on the fundamentals of being a successful engineer such as complex problem solving, critical thinking, and self-driven learning; upper division courses further the students’ knowledge with in-depth courses covering specialized topics in Chemical Engineering, and unique electives allow the students to tailor the curriculum to their desired career goals. Due to the versatile nature of studies encompassing areas such as Transport Phenomena, Chemical Processes, Transport Processes, Kinetics and Reactor Design, Chemical Engineers are in high demand in the Petrochemical and Chemical industry. Multiple additional employment opportunities lie in the food and agriculture, pharmaceutical, health and environmental sectors.

Note: Students earning this degree will follow the 31-hour core curriculum for Engineering/Physics BS students.

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

The following overall requirements are needed in order to earn a bachelor's degree. For a full explanation of the requirements, please see policy A.04.01.

  • Completion of the core curriculum. Specific core plan is dependent upon accepted transfer credit, major, and Honor's Program participation. 
  • Successful completion of at least 120 credit hours, with the final 36 hours taken in Residence at UST. Total credits listed on the page only reflect the major. 
  • Completion of a major.
  • Completion of 36 upper-division credit hours.
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) above 2.0
  • A cumulative GPA above 2.0 in your major
  • Freshman Symposium is a one-credit hour, mandatory course exclusively for first-year students at the University of St. Thomas, introducing them to the UST mission and the Basilian Fathers’ core values of goodness, discipline, and knowledge. Freshmen register for it during the Freshmen Registration/Orientation events and can choose a class that aligns with their interests, with course descriptions provided in advance.

PHYS/ENGR Electives

Complete 6hrs ENGR/PHYS elective hours. Consult with Academic Advisor regarding options.

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