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Chemical Engineering prepares students to solve engineering problems in, among others, the fields of polymers, bioengineered materials, nanomaterials, pharmaceuticals, composites, microelectronics, and chemicals. Chemical Engineering is the only engineering discipline that combines knowledge of chemistry with that of mathematics and physics. The discipline is a cornerstone of modern society, and many contemporary problems, such as alternative energy, the environment, nanotechnology, and health care are in the domain of chemical engineers.
First, freshman applicants are required to meet general university freshman admission requirements . In addition, you should also complete the following core courses.
|Required High School Courses||Unit/Credits|
|Mechanical Drawing (in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade)*||1|
|Mathematics (including 2 units/credits in algebra, 1 in geometry, and 1/2 in either elementary analysis or analytical geometry)||4|
And obtain the following standardized test scores.
|Rank in Class||Minimum Test Scores|
|SAT I Total and SAT Critical Reading||or||ACT Composite and ACT English|
|Top 10 %||970 and 480||22 and 19|
|I Quarter||970 and 480||22 and 19|
|II Quarter||1050 and 480||24 and 19|
|III Quarter||1180 and 480||26 and 19|
|IV Quarter||Not Admissible|
First, applicants are required to meet general university transfer admissions requirements . In addition, applicants who have finished 15 semester hours or more need a 2.50 GPA for all college courses taken as well as a 2.50 GPA on all college-level mathematics, chemistry, physics, English, and engineering courses. Applicants should also attempt one college-level math course and at least one physics or chemistry course. International Student applicants need a TOEFL score of 550 on the written examination, 213 on the computerized test, or 79-80 on the internet based test, unless they meet the terms of the exemption .
Graduates of Chemical Engineering find employment in industry, universities, government, and private consulting firms. UH Chemical Engineering Alumni are working as Process Engineers, Consultants, Engineering Professors, Technical Professionals, Medical Doctors, Lawyers, etc. More information regarding job titles, salary information of Cougar Alumni as well as national salary information can be found at Cougar Careers . For assistance in career planning and development, please visit University Career Services .
Contact InformationDepartment of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
S222 Engineering Building 1
Houston, TX 77204-4004