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Chemical Engineering

You don’t want to work in just one field of science. You’re the type of person who wants it all.

About Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineering pairs the principals of chemistry, physics, and biology with the design skills of an engineer. As a chemical engineer, you will be able to contribute to society through research, process or product development, pollution control, energy studies, and so much more.

Sample Course Plan

This is to be used as a guide for prospective students to get an idea of what courses are taken with this program. The General Catalog houses the most accurate and current degree requirements for each program at LSU.

Year 1
Introduction to Chemical Engineering

Analytic Geometry and Calculus

Biology for Science Majors

General Chemistry 

General Chemistry Laboratory

Particle Mechanics

English Composition

General Education Course Arts

General Education Course: Humanities
Year 2

Introduction to Computer Modeling and Simulation of Chemical Engineering Systems

Chemical Engineering Fundamentals: Material and Energy Balances
Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry  Laboratory

Elementary Differential Equations and Linear Algebra

Fields: Gravity, Electricity and Magnetism

Mathematical Modeling of Chemical Engineering Systems
Economic Principles
General Education Course: Humanities


Year 3
Transport Sciences: Momentum Transfer
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
Physical Chemistry
Materials of Engineering
Transport Sciences: Heat and Mass Transfer
Engineering Measurements Laboratory
Process Economics and Optimization
Heterogeneous Equilibrium
Approved Elective
General Education Course: Humanities
General Education Course: Social Sciences
Year 4
Unit Operations Design
Unit Operations Laboratory
Chemical Reaction Engineering
Process Dynamics
Process Design
Approved Electives

Program Requirements

Once you're an LSU student, you'll need to meet the requirements below to continue pursuing this major.

  • 24 hours of credit in 1000-level courses or higher
  • 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • grade of “C” or better in MATH 1550

Senior College

College of Engineering


B.S.Ch.E., Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Course Load by Subject Area

  • Math:  High Intensity
  • Science:  Medium Intensity
  • Electives:  Low Intensity
  • Lab Hours or Field Work:  Low Intensity
  • Technology:  Low Intensity
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