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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14 [Archived Catalog]

Chemical Engineering - Materials Track (B.S.Ch.E.)

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Major code BS7262

Russ College of Engineering and Technology
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
171 Stocker Center
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1492
Fax: 740.593.0873

Darin Ridgway, contact person

Program Overview

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering offers an accredited B.S. in Chemical Engineering degree. There are four tracks the student may select, with the difference being in the topic focus of the technical electives. The materials track requires the student to select a portion of their electives from a list of upper-level science and engineering courses related to the materials science and engineering area.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

ACT and grade requirements are the same as the general University guidelines. Students should take four years of mathematics and a year of chemistry and physics if possible

Change of Program Policy

Students must have an overall GPA greater than 2.0 at Ohio University, for all courses in Russ College, and for all courses in Chemical Engineering. Students must have succeeded in all required courses taken previously in three or fewer attempts. For some courses, success means a grade of at least a C or C-.

External Transfer Admission

In addition to University guidelines, students should have earned a C or better grade in a college math course equivalent to MATH 1200 or higher and a C or better grade in a chemistry course equivalent to CHEM 1210 or higher or a physics course equivalent to PHYS 2001 or higher.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Students earning a B.S. in Chemical Engineering are prepared to enter a manufacturing job in areas such as, but not limited to bulk or specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, petroleum, alternative fuels, plastics or materials. Areas such as production, quality control, environmental protection, or process design are common. Others are involved with sales, marketing, or management. Still others are more devoted to fundamental or applied research, whether in industry, academia, national laboratories, or regulatory agencies. Students who complete the materials track will be particularly suited for a position in a materials related industry, lab, or agency.


Major Hours Requirement

The chemical engineering – materials track requires a minimum of 122.5 hours.

Universitywide Graduation Requirements

To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

College-Level Requirements for the Russ College of Engineering and Technology

View the College-Level Requirements for the Russ College of Engineering and Technology .

Core Curriculum

Complete the following course:

Basic Math and Science Requirements

Complete the following courses. A miniumum of 31 semester hours must be earned in Basic Math and Science.


Complete the following courses:


Complete the following courses:


Complete the following course:


Complete either the Environmental and Plant Biology Option or the Biological Sciences Option:

Environomental and Plant Biology Option

Complete the following course:

Biological Sciences Option

Complete the following courses:

Engineering - Not Chemical Requirements

Complete the following courses:

Chemical Engineering - Bioengineering Requirements

Complete one of the following courses:

Technical Electives

  • Complete a minimum of 21 hours of technical electives (see complete list below).
  • Complete at least 11 hours from the materials track technical electives list.
  • Complete at least 6 hours of advanced chemistry courses from the list below (any CHEM course in the technical electives list).
  • Complete at least 6 hours of chemical engineering courses from the technical electives list).

Note: These requirements are not exclusive. For example, a course can be both a technical elective and an advanced chemistry course.

Technical Elective Courses

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