Jul 15, 2024  
2024-2025 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2024-2025 University of Wyoming Catalog

Chemical Engineering, B.S.

Chemical Engineering draws upon fundamentals of chemistry, physics, biology, and math to analyze and design processes. Chemical Engineers work in a variety of fields including the energy, medicine, food, microelectronics, biotechnology, environmental, and manufacturing industries. The B.S. in Chemical Engineering is accredited by ABET and provides a path to P.E. licensure.


The Chemical Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Chemical and Similarly Named Engineering Program Criteria.

Degree Requirements

The degree requires 124 credits, 48 of which must be upper-division.

University Studies Program

This degree requires that The University Studies Program 2015  requirements are met before graduation. Some of the courses required for this major fulfill USP requirements, but not all. Students should check their degree evaluations and consult with their assigned academic advisor to discuss their specific course plan.

Approved Technical Electives - 18 Credits

  • See Advisor for a current list of approved technical electives.
  • A minimum of 3 credits of the Technical electives must be Chemical Engineering coursework.

Additional Requirements/Program Information

  • 48 Upper Division credits are required. This is fulfilled by required courses and approved technical electives. 
  • Chemical Engineering degree candidates must meet the academic requirements of the college and, in addition, must have a GPA of 2.000 in Chemical Engineering courses attempted at UW that are applied toward graduation for the B.S. degree from the department.
  • Students must achieve a C or better in all chemical engineering courses serving as a prerequisite for another chemical engineering course.
  • All undergraduate engineering students are required to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam with a good faith effort within one year prior to their expected graduation for program assessment purposes.

Transfer Work

  • All Wyoming Community College equivalent courses will be evaluated for acceptance into the CHE program.
  • For upper-division coursework, no more than two CHE 3000+ courses can be transferred and applied to the CHE degree.
  • CHE4070 and CHE4080 cannot be transferred to UW.
  • All CHE transfer courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.


Program Educational Objectives

Three to six years after graduation, graduates who choose to practice in Chemical Engineering should:

  • Successfully practice the profession of Chemical Engineering;
  • Demonstrate successful career growth

Chemical Engineering Program Outcomes

During the course of study in Chemical Engineering, the student should demonstrate:

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics;
  • an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors;
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts;
  • an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives;
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions;
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.