Chemistry to Chemical & Biological Engineering at RPI Track

Fall 1

  • MA 151 Calculus I
  • CH 151/153 Chemistry I
  • BI 111/113 Biology I
  • FYS 125 First Year Seminar
  • Core – History

Spring 1

  • MA 152 Calculus II
  • CH 152/154 Chemistry II
  • FLO 125 Art of Thinking
  • Core – Literature
  • CS 111 Intro to Structured Programming

Fall 2

  • MA 253 Calculus III
  • CH 221/223 Organic Chemistry I
  • PY 151/153 Physics I (Mechanics)
  • Core – Philosophy
  • CIT Seminar I

Spring 2

  • MA 354 Differential Equations
  • CH 222/224 Organic Chemistry II
  • CH 252/254 Analytic Chemistry
  • PY 152/154 Physics II (E&M)
  • CIT Seminar II

Fall 3

  • CH 331/333 Physical Chemistry I
  • CH 395 Chemistry Research Project
  • Core – Theology/Religious Studies
  • EC 202 Microeconomics
  • Core – Art/Design

Spring 3

  • CH 351/353 Instrumental Analysis
  • CH 332/334 Physical Chemistry II
  • CH 355 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • TLA course 1 (Social Science)
  • MA 261 Linear Algebra OR TLA course 2

Notes

  • Core classes listed in italics are sample options; the order of these could be interchanged.

  • Students still need 2 TLA courses at SHU (Humanities & Natural Sciences).

  • MA 261: Linear Algebra is not required for RPI but is required for other engineering programs (including Biomedical Engineering track at RPI). Student may choose to replace MA 261 with a 2nd TLA course, reducing the need for AP transfer credits or summer course work.

  • Chemistry department will consider waiving the CH 395 Research Project in place of an Introduction to Engineering Analysis course (to be developed) or other applied chemistry elective relevant to the student’s future major (e.g. Materials Science for Engineers, to be developed).

  • Chemistry Major courses that will count toward RPI degree:
    • CH 332/334 Physical Chemistry II == CHEM-4420 Microscopic Physical Chemistry
    • CH 351/353 Instrumental Analysis == CHEM-4530 Modern Techniques in Chemistry 
    • CH 355 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry == CHEM 6020 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I
      • To be applied to RPI degree as the CHEM elective

  • Credits remaining to complete Chemical & Biological Engineering degree upon arrival at RPI: 55