Dec 05, 2022  
USC Catalogue 2018-2019 
USC Catalogue 2018-2019 [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 (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 Biochemical Engineering

The requirement for the degree with an emphasis in biochemical engineering is 138 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:



*Students in the biochemical engineering option must take a minimum of 48 engineering units total to graduate.

**Student may combine a 3-unit approved bio-engineering elective with 1 unit of free elective.

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