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  Feb 20, 2018
USC Catalogue 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemical Engineering, Polymer/Materials Science Emphasis, (BS)

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering Degree

The Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. Additionally, there are six possible areas of emphasis within this chemical engineering program major. These are: biochemical engineering (133 units); environmental engineering (136 units); nanotechnology (132 units); petroleum engineering (137 units); polymer/materials science (137 units); and sustainable energy (128 units). An area of emphasis appears in parentheses after the primary major name on the transcript.

Sample student schedules are located on the department Web page (

Common Requirements for the BS Degree and All Areas of Emphasis (112 units)

See also common requirements for undergraduate degrees .

Composition/Writing Courses

General Education

Additional Requirements for Individual Degrees

Emphasis in Polymer/Materials Science

The requirement for the degree with an emphasis in polymer/materials science is 137 units. A cumulative grade point average of C (2.0) is required for all upper division courses applied toward the major, regardless of the department in which the courses are taken. In addition to the previously listed common requirements, students must also take the following courses: