Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering take coursework in advanced chemistry, thermodynamics, fluids, heat, and mass transfer, numerical methods, separation processes, reacting systems, instrumentation, control, and plant design. Students must also satisfactorily complete a design project as part of their program. Chemical and Biomedical engineering students must maintain a GPA of 2.0 in required departmental courses. Therefore, it is imperative that the students retain close contact with their advisor.
Students completing this program normally initiate their careers in manufacturing, environmental, and biological enterprises. Chemical engineers are found in administrative, technical, and research positions in these industries. Main products of these industries are petrochemicals, polymers, fibers, natural and synthetic fuels, electronic materials, fertilizers, pharmaceuticals, bio-materials, etc.
If a student wishes to transfer without an A.A. degree and has fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the student must meet the University's entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.
Students should complete the following prerequisite courses listed below at the lower level prior to entering the University. If these courses are not taken at a Florida College System institution, they must be completed before the degree is granted. Unless stated otherwise, a grade of C is the minimum acceptable grade.
Students qualify for direct entry to their intended department if they have completed the following courses at a Florida College System institution or University in the Florida State University System (SUS) and meet all other admissions requirements of the University and College.
Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education Requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university.
The following are transferable courses from the Florida College System Institution that will be accepted in the Math/Science/Engineering areas:
Well qualified students who, at the beginning of their senior year, are clearly interested in graduate study are invited to apply to the Accelerated Graduate Program leading simultaneously to the Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Master of Science in Engineering degrees. The general basis of the accelerated program includes:
The opportunity of taking some graduate courses during the fourth year and deferring the taking of some senior courses to the fifth year.
Up to twelve credit hours may be counted toward both degrees in some degree programs with the approval of both the Undergraduate and Graduate Program Directors.
Students apply for admission to this program through their departmental advisor. Admissions requirements vary by department.
Minimum application requirements:
Senior standing (90 credits)
At least 16 upper level engineering credits completed
Meet or exceed the graduate program entrance requirements of the department.
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This major has an accelerated track that confers an undergraduate and graduate degree upon completion.