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Rensselaer Catalog 2024-2025 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2024-2025

Chemistry - Industrial Chemistry Track


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The track in “Industrial Chemistry” is intended for students planning to go into industry and who wish to incorporate some core Chemical Engineering courses into their program. With proper choice of engineering electives students will be prepared for graduate programs in Chemical Engineering as well as in Chemistry. In particular, this program qualifies students for admission to a co-terminal MS degree program in Chemical Engineering. Students considering this option should consult with Chemical Engineering regarding the choice of electives and MS course requirements.

Like the traditional “Chemistry” track, it provides a sound background in Chemistry but also includes a solid core of Chemical Engineering courses. A total of 128 credit hours are required for graduation. Students should select elective courses in consultation with the academic advisor to give a balanced program totaling 128 credit hours.  

Courses can be taken out of sequence as long as prerequisites are followed.

First Year


Fall


Spring


Second Year


Third Year


Please note: The third year of the program varies depending upon which semester the student chooses to take away following The Arch Summer Semester classes. Please note the following differences in curriculum:

  • If students are going to be away during the Fall semester of their junior year, they should take the listed courses for each term and any courses under the Fall Away Track for year three of their program.
     
  • If students are going to be away during the Spring semester of their junior year, they should take the listed courses for each term and any courses under the Spring Away Track for year three of their program.

Summer Arch Semester


*For more information on the ARCH process, please click here: The Arch 

Fall* or Spring


*If following the B.S. in Chemistry curriculum, students must select the Fall term as their “on-campus” semester.

Fall or Spring


Fourth Year


Fall


Spring


Footnotes


  1. CHEM 1100  or CHEM 1110  may be substituted for CHEM 1120  by students transferring into Chemistry.
  2. ENGR 1600  may be substituted for CHEM 1220  by students transferring into Chemistry.
  3. A minimum of 3 elective credits combined should be used for undergraduate research (CHEM 2930 CHEM 2940 CHEM 2950 , and/or CHEM 4970 ) as prerequisites for CHEM 4950 .

Chemical Engineering Course List


Two electives must be chosen from the following and may be taken in any elective slot. All other electives are totally free.

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