Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (B.S.)

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (B.S.)

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Major: Chemical Engineering

Total Hours: 129

Entrance Requirements

Entering freshmen and new transfer students are considered provisional majors. The Engineering Advisors in the Undergraduate Advising Center are responsible for the academic advisement of provisional engineering majors with less than 60 credit hours.

The entrance requirements from high school for engineering degree programs are:

English - 4 units
Mathematics:  Algebra - 2 units, Geometry - 1 unit, Pre-calculus or Equivalent - 1 unit
Natural Sciences: Chemistry - 1 unit, Physics - 1 unit
Foreign Language - 1 unit

Transfer students must have a cumulative transfer GPA of at least 2.0 to be accepted into the Engineering program. Transfer credit is considered for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) coursework with a grade of “C” or better.  Returning students (engineering or other majors) must have a cumulative Lamar University GPA of at least 2.0 to be accepted into the Engineering program.

College Of Engineering Standards

In addition to the university requirements, the College of Engineering enforces the following standards:

Students are required to take courses in the sequence shown in the Lamar University General Catalog for each degree program.

Engineering students are required to maintain a GPA of 2.0 to remain in the program.  Students who fall below the required GPA of 2.0 will be placed on probation and given two long semesters to raise their GPA to a 2.0 or better (maximum load of 13 semester hours). Students who fail to meet this requirement will be suspended from their Engineering Major for one long term. Students returning from suspension must prepare a performance contract in consultation with their academic advisor. A minimum term of the contract requires the student to remove deficiencies every semester of enrollment. Students who fail to meet the terms of their contract will be permanently suspended.
Engineering students must make a ‘C’ or better in all STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) courses in order to satisfy degree plan/prerequisite requirements.
A course may be repeated for additional credit toward a degree only as specified by the official course description in the General Catalog. After the second unsuccessful attempt at a major related course, before re-enrolling student is required to obtain approval from department chair. Any student who wishes to repeat a course must do so before completing a more advanced course in the same subject matter field.
Upon the completion of the first two years of the specific degree plan with a GPA of 2.0  or higher on all required courses, will be considered for admission to their professional engineering program. For all engineering programs, it is required that at least 45 semester hours (at least 25 semester hours in engineering at the 3000 and 4000 level) be earned after admission to the professional program.
The student’s advisor must approve all electives.

The Dean of Engineering may require students to meet the current degree requirements or program standards.