Jan 22, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Chemical Engineering, BS

Summary of Degree Units

University Graduation Requirements 24
Major Preparation 31
Major Core Requirements 56
Technical Electives 9
Total 120

University Requirements for Graduation

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Undergraduate Graduation Requirements  section of the Policies and Procedures .

Program Roadmaps

The 4-Year Roadmap is available online. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums). Associate Degrees (ADT) Pathways are also available online.

Major Exceptions

This degree program meets certain University Requirements through approved major modifications. Please see the Major Exceptions  area in the General Education (GE)  section to identify the specific adjustments for this degree program or contact your major advisor for more details.

Major-Specific Graduation Requirements

The following course in Preparation for the Major must be completed with a “C- or Better”: ENGL 1B .

The following required courses in the Major Lower Division Core must be satisfied with a “C or better”: PHYS 50 , MATH 31 , and MATH 32  or MATH 32X .

The CHE Sophomore and Junior Core consists of a 2.0 average in {CHE 110A CHE 110B CHE 115 , CHE 151 , CHE 160A , CHE 161L CHE 162  and CHE 190 } and ENGR 100W . Students receiving a grade less than “C-” in any CHE Junior Core course will have to repeat the course(s). The Junior Core must be satisfied in order to enroll in Senior Core course(s).

The CHE Senior Core consists of {CHE 161L , CHE 163L , CHE 165A , CHE 165B , CHE 185 , CHE 160B , and CHE 158 }. Students receiving any grade less than “C-” in a Senior Core course(s) will have to repeat the courses. Students can repeat any ChE Junior or Senior Core course only once. Failure to pass any ChE Junior or Senior Core course with a grade of “C- or better” after the second attempt will result in disqualification from the ChE major.

Prerequisite Requirements

Enrollment in any chemistry course requires that the prerequisite courses be passed with a grade of “C or better” (C- not accepted). Exceptions may be made only with instructor consent or if not explicitly stated in the course description. Refer to the SJSU Course Catalog for specific information regarding course prerequisites.

General Education/American Institution Requirements

Courses that meet General Education/American Institution requirements are noted with area designation for required area. For legend please see General Education Course Attributes .

University Requirements (24 units)

Core Lower Division General Education (6 units)

Of the 39 units required by the university, 33 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a “C-” or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.

Upper Division General Education (6 units)

Of the 9 units required by the university, 3 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.

American Institutions (12 units)

The 6 units of American Institutions (US123) coursework shown below also fulfills GE Areas D2 and D3. Other courses meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. The American Studies (AMS 1A /AMS 1B ) and Humanities Honors (HUM 1A /HUM 1B , HUM 2A /HUM 2B ) programs both offer larger integrated packages that meet this requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.

Physical Education

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course.  Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) .

A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.

Major Preparation (31 units)

Major Requirements (65 units)

Total Units Required (120 units)