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USC Catalogue 2022-2023 
USC Catalogue 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Chemical Engineering (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 (chems.usc.edu).

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

Elective Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering requires 133 units. A cumulative grade point average of C (2.0) is required in 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:

  • Any upper-division Chemical Engineering course - Units: 4
  • Adviser-approved upper-division Engineering course work - Units: 4
  • Any upper-division course in Math, Science or Engineering - Units: 4

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