Undergraduates

Plan of Study

The Undergraduate Four-Year Plan of Study is a resource undergraduates can use to help select the appropriate courses, and is listed with the course number, credit count, and the quarter the course is offered. This is a sample that shows how students might plan courses to ensure meeting all admissions and graduation requirements on time. 

Courses listed in bold are required for admission to the program. The required CHEM E courses are offered only in the quarters listed. If you have any questions about your plans, please contact a departmental advisor. For course names, please see our curriculum page. Transfer students from Washington State Community colleges can use the Equivalency Guide to determine equivalency. 

Year One
 

Autumn Qtr Winter Qtr1 Spring Qtr
MATH 124 (5)* MATH 125 (5)* MATH 126 (5)*
CHEM 142 (5)* CHEM 152 (5)* CHEM 162 (5)*
ENGL 131 (5) Other credits (5)** PHYS 121 (5)*
1UW FRESHMEN MAY APPLY FOR EARLY ADMISSION TO THE DEPARTMENT BY JULY 1

Year Two

Autumn Qtr  Winter Qrt2  Spring Qtr
MATH 307 (3) MATH 308 (3) MATH 309 (3)
CHEM 237 (4)* CHEM 238 (4)* CHEM E 310 (4)
PHYS 122 (5)* PHYS 123 (5)* ENGR 231 (3)
Other credits (3-5)** AMATH 301 (4) Other credits (4-5)**
2APPLY FOR UPPER ADMISSION TO THE DEPARTMENT BY FEBRUARY 1

Year Three 

Autumn Qrt
Winter Qrt
Spring Qrt
CHEM E 325 (4) CHEM E 326 (4) CHEM E 436 (3)
CHEM E 330 (5) CHEM E 340 (4) CHEM E 457 (3)

CHEM 455 (3) OR 
CHEM E 456

Other credits (3-5)**
Option: CHEM E 455 (3) or
CHEM E 460 (3)***
Other credits (2-3)**  
Option: Engineering
Co-op

Year Four

Autumn Qrt (cr) Winter Qrt (cr) Spring Qrt (cr)
CHEM E 435 (4) CHEM E 437 (3) CHEM E 486 (5)
CHEM E 465 (4) CHEM E 480 (4)
Option: CHEM E 455 (3) or
CHEM E 460 (3)***
CHEM E 455 (3)*** CHEM E 485 (4) Other credits **
Other credits (3-5)** Other credits (min 1 cr)**  

*The Honors sections of these courses can be substituted. Additionally, students can take the accelerated CHEM series (CHEM 143 and 153) in lieu of the full general chemistry series and the accelerated organic chemistry series (CHEM 223 and 224) in lieu of CHEM 237 and 238. 

**Other credits may be engineering electives (16 credits are required); VLPA (humanities) and I&S (social sciences) (24 credits required, at least 10 in each category); or other courses. For a list of all courses and credits required for the degree, see the Department of Chemical Engineering Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements.

***Students may use CHEM E 455 or CHEM E 460 to satisfy the the Molecular and Nano Engineering requirement. CHEM E 460 is offered spring quarters only and CHEM E 455 is offered autumn and spring quarter.