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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Major Guide for 2008-2009

What is Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Salary Trends in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

According to the 2008 salary survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is the highest paid university major at the Bachelor of Science level for 2008 graduates.  According to this survey, 2008 graduates can expect to command a starting salary of $64,000/yr., which is 9% higher than the second highest paid university major.  Graduates of our department in 2007 averaged substantially higher salaries, approximately $70,000/year, due to the fact that many of our students have extensive co-op experience, which makes them more attractive to employers.

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Sample Curriculum

Freshman Year Credit Hours
English 101* or 118*, 102* 6
Chemistry 120* or 128*, 130* or 138* 8
Mathematics 141* or 147*, 142* or 148* 8
Engineering Fundamentals 105, 151 or 157, 152 or 158 9
Sophomore Year Credit Hours
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 200, 235, 240, 250 15
Mathematics 200, 231, 241 or 247 8
Engineering Fundamentals 230 2
Biology 140 4
General Education Elective 3
Junior Year Credit Hours
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 301, 3101, 340, 360, 380 13
Chemistry 350 3
General Education Electives 6
Physics 231 3
Chem Option I 3
Bio Option I 3
2 Technical Elective 3
Senior Year Credit Hours
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 401, 445, 450, 480, 488 or 490 13
Chem/Bio Option II 3
General Education Electives 9
2 Technical Electives 6

*Meets the University General Education Requirement.
1 Meets the University General Education Requirement for communicating through writing (WC).  Students must also meet the university oral communication requirement through a course with an OC designation.
2 One technical elective must be a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering course.  Students choosing the Bio-track must take CBE 475 as one technical elective.

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