Minor and Cluster Requirements

Students with a GPA of at least 2.0 may choose to earn a minor in either chemical engineering or environmental engineering. Students can also complete a cluster in chemical engineering.

The objective of the minor is to provide students with core technical proficiency in chemical or environmental engineering analysis. These programs involve a coherent sequence of classes consisting of 16 credits. 

Minor in Chemical Engineering

Prerequisites
CHEM 131: Chemical Concepts I
MATH 161: Calculus I

Choose 16 Credits
CHE 113: Chemical Process Analysis
CHE 116: Numerical Methods and Statistics
CHE 150: Green Energy
*CHE 225: Thermodynamics I
CHE 226: Thermodynamics II
CHE 231: Chemical Reactor Design
*CHE 243: Fluid Dynamics
*CHE 244: Heat and Mass Transfer
CHE 250: Separation Processes
CHE 258: Electrochemical Engineering of Batteries and Fuel Cells
CHE 259: Transport Phenomena
CHE 268: Computational Fluid Dynamics
CHE 276: Polymer Synthesis and Characterization
CHE 286: Polymer Science and Technology
CHE 287: Surface Analysis
CHE 391: Independent Study (with instructor and department permission)
CHE 413: Soft Matter
CHE 454: Interfacial Engineering
CHE 456: Electrochem Engineering Fund & Applications
CHE 461: Advanced Chemical Kinetics

CHE 465: Green Chemical Engineering
CHE 478: Machine Learning of Molecules and Materials

Note: BME students with a cell and tissue concentration may only count two of the following courses, per the college's overlapping policy: CHE 225, CHE 243, CHE 244*

Minor in Environmental Engineering 

Prerequisites
One semester of chemistry
Two semesters of calculus
One semester of physics
*AP equivalents or instructor approval is also acceptable

Required Background
CHE 150: Green Energy
OR
EESC 103: Introduction to Environmental Science

Choose 16 Credits 
No more than 12 credits can be taken from one department. Students not majoring in engineering should take 12 credits in engineering courses (CHE or ECE). Students majoring in engineering should take 12 of the 16 credits in science courses (EES or BIO).

CHE 113: Chemical Process Analysis
CHE 225: Thermodynamics I
CHE 226: Thermodynamics II
CHE 231: Chemical Reactor Design
CHE 243: Fluid Dynamics
CHE 244: Heat and Mass Transfer
CHE 250: Separation Processes
CHE 258: Electrochemical Engineering of Batteries and Fuel Cells
CHE 259: Transport Phenomena
CHE 265: Sustainable Chemical Processes
CHE 288: Intro to Energy Systems
ECE/TEE 590: Energy for the 21st Century
EESC 119: Energy & Society
EESC 201: Evolution of the Earth
EESC 204: Earth Materials
EESC 206: Petrology
EESC 207: Principles of Paleontology
EESC 213: Hydrology & Water Resources
EESC 216: Environmental Geochemistry
EESC 219: Energy & Society
EESC 223: Earth Surface Processes: The Science of Scenery
EESC 224: Sediment Transport in Fluid Flows
EESC 235: Physical Oceanography
EESC 236: Physics of Climate
EESC 265: Paleoclimate
EESC 307: Adv Sem Climate & Env Chng
EESC 310: Science & Sustainability
EESC 320: Sustainable Systems
EESC 368: Principles of Experimental Geochemistry
BIO 263: Ecology

Cluster in Chemical Engineering

Choose 12 Credits
CHE 113: Chemical Process Analysis
CHE 150: Introduction to Sustainable Energy
CHE 258: Electrochemical Batteries & Fuel Cells
CHE 288: Intro to Energy Systems
CHE 391: Independent Study (with faculty and department approval)