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Erica Diaz
Student Affairs Manager
Chemical Engineering Department
Engineering II, Room 3357A

Degree Requirements

Program of Study 2024-2025

Questions can be addressed to Erica Diaz, Student Affairs Manager at

year fall Quarter winter Quarter

spring quarter

First Year
(49 units)
Chem Engr 5 (3 units)
Chem 3A or 1A (4)
Math 3A (4)
Writ 1E or 2E (4)
Chem 3B or 1B (3 units)
Chem 2AL (2.5)
Math 3B (4)
Phys 7A (4)
Writ 2E or 50E (4)
Chem 3C or 1C (3 units)
Chem 2BL (2.5)
Engr 3 (3)
Math 4A or 4AI (4)
Phys 7B (4)
Quarter Total Units 15 17.5 16.5
second year
(51 units)
Chem Engr 10 (3)
Chem 109A or 109AH (4)
Math 4B or 4BI (4)
Phys 7L (1)
Phys 7C (4)
Chem Engr 107 (3)
Chem Engr 110A (3)
Chem 6AL (3)
G.E. Elective (4)
Math 6A or 6AI (4)
Chem Engr 110B (3)
Chem Engr 132A (4)
Chem 6BL (3)
Math 6B (4)
Chem 109B or 109BH (4)
Quarter Total Units 16 17 18
third year
(47 units)
Chem Engr 120A (4)
Chem Engr 128 (3)
Chem Engr 132B (3)
G.E. Elective (4)
Chem Engr 120B (3)
Chem Engr 132C (3)
Chem 113B (4)
Matrl 101 or 100C* (3)
Technical Elective (3)


Chem Engr 118 (1)
Chem Engr 120C (3)
Chem Engr 140A (3)
Chem Engr 180A (3)
Chem 113C (4)
Technical Elective (3)
Quarter Total Units 14 16 17
fourth year
(41 units)
Chem Engr 140B (3)
Chem Engr 152A (4)
G.E. Elective (4)
Technical Elective (3)
Chem Engr 180B (3)
Chem Engr 184A (3)
G.E. Elective (4)
Technical Elective (3)

Chem Engr 184B (3)
G.E. Elective (8)
Technical Elective (3)

Quarter Total Units 14 13 14
Total Units 188

*If applying to the BS/M Materialsprogram, sophmores just take Phys 4 in Winter or Spring and juniors must take Matrl 100A in fall, Matrl 100B in winter, and Matrl 100C in spring. (Students may only count one course towards the major - Matrl 101 or Matrl 100C)



All students, as part of our ABET Chemical Engineering Accreditation, must complete a Technical Elective Worksheet outlining how they plan to satisfy the technical elective requirements for their BS degree in Chemical Engineering.

The minimum number of units required to fulfill the Technical Elective requirement for graduation is 15; these 15 units must be selected from the attached List of Approved Courses.



(1) At least 9 of the 15 total units must be taken in the ChE, ME, ECE or MATRL departments.

(2) The 6 additional units must be taken from the approved list of courses below.

(3) Only three units of ChE 196/198 (Independent Research) can be counted towards technical elective requirements; additional units and other 198-199 units will be counted as free electives. ChE 99 does not count as TE credit.

(4) If the course is not on the approved Technical Electives List, please fill out this Request Form for a department evaluation to articulate the units.

After reviewing the list of approved courses and deciding on which courses to take, complete the Technical Elective Worksheet.

After completing the top portion of the form and listing the courses that you have taken or plan on taking to fulfill the Technical Elective requirement, sign the form and return it via email to Erica Diaz or for Department approval. Changes can be made to your list of technical electives after the form has been turned in. It is not necessary to complete a new worksheet with updated coursework.