Sep 26, 2023  
USC Catalogue 2021-2022 
USC Catalogue 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering Emphasis (BS)

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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 (133 units); nanotechnology (133 units); petroleum engineering (133 units); polymer/materials science (133 units); and sustainable energy (133 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 (117 units)

See also common requirements for undergraduate degrees .

Composition/Writing Courses

General Education

Emphasis in Biochemical Engineering

​The requirement for the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with an emphasis in Biochemical Engineering is 133 units.* A scholarship average of C (2.0) or higher is required for all upper-division courses taken in chemical engineering, biomedical engineering and biological sciences. In addition to the previously listed common requirements, students must also take the following courses and at least 133 units:


*BISC 320Lg  is a required course that also fulfills the GE D category included in the 24-unit GE requirement.

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