Elective courses may be selected at certain points throughout a student's time in the Chemical Engineering program to fulfill broader requirements for his or her degree.

The following courses are selectable as electives for the Chemical Engineering Program.

Engineering Science Electives

Course Code Course Name Prerequisites
ES 226 Statics None
ES 241 / ECE 221 Basic Electric Circuit Analysis None
ES 231 Natures of Materials None

Chemistry Electives

Course Code Course Name Prerequisites
CHEM 212 Inorganic Chemistry I : Structure and Bonding CHEM 122
CHEM 213 Inorganic Chemistry I: Structure and Bonding (with Laboratory) CHEM 122
CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry II CHEM 221
CHEM 231 Analytical Chemistry I CHEM 122
CHEM 252 Environmental Chemistry CHEM 121
CHEM 324 Physical Chemistry II CHEM 122
CHEM 325 Physical Chemistry II (with Laboratory) CHEM 122

Other advanced chemistry courses may be taken with the approval of the Department.

Chemical Engineering Electives

Course Code Course Name Prerequisites
CHE 314 Chemical Engineering Computing CHE 211
CHE 331 Polymers ES 231
CHE 334 Chemical Processes in Environmental Engineering Instructor Permission
CHE 337 Biochemical Engineering CHEM 221
CHE 341 Green Engineering CHEM 121/122
CHE 344 Interfacial Phenomena for Nanotechnology MATH 161, CHEM 121
CHE 347 Micro and Nanofabrication MATH 162, CHEM 121, PHYS 131
CHE 360 Drug Delivery MATH 161
CHE 370 Alternative Energy Sources Instructor Permission
CHE 372 Biomolecular Engineering Instructor Permission
CHE 386 Composites MATH 264
CHE 496 Honors Thesis Instructor Permission

Technical Electives

Any upper-level Engineering, 3xx Science, 3xx Mathematics, or 3xx Computer Science and Computational Methods courses will qualify as a technical elective. Please consult with your Academic Advisor in the process of the selection of technical electives. At least one technical elective must be taken within the Chemical Engineering Department.

Common Course of Study (CCS) Courses

The Lafayette Common Course of Study (CCS) was revised by the faculty in 2012 to create an all inclusive core. The result is an organic general education program that will evolve and change as we review how well we are accomplishing what we aspire to teach our students. More information about CCS, including appropriate courses that fulfill their requirements, can be found here.