The purpose of this program is to give outstanding undergraduate students an opportunity to obtain both BS and MS degrees in chemical engineering with relatively little additional time required beyond the BS degree. Students eligible for this program should have substantial room in their senior year schedule projection in order to incorporate the required graduate coursework. Also, interested students should attempt to complete some undergraduate research to get a feel for their interest in graduate work.
General and Specific Educational
The program does not change any existing goals of the BS or MS degree in chemical engineering but streamlines those requirements that substantially overlap, namely, the technical elective program of the BS degree and the "Advanced Courswork” requirement for the MS degree.
Up to 12 credit hours of BS-degree technical elective courses may receive credit toward the MS-degree. In order to be eligible for graduate credit, the courses must meet the following requirements:
- Must be taken at OSU.
- No ChBE courses lower than 5000 level may be included.
- CBE 4998, 4998H, 4999 undergraduate research credits (up to 4) may only be counted toward the CBE 6999 requirements of the MS program. Crediting 4998, 4998H, or 4999 in this way requires approval of the student's graduate advisor.
Program Admission Requirements and
To be admitted to the combined BS/MS program, the applicant must submit documentation that demonstrates satisfactory fulfillment of the following admission criteria:
1. Current registration in the Department.
2. Rank of senior (rank 4).
3. A minimum of 3.5 cumulative point hour ratio in all previous undergraduate work.
The student should apply to the BS/MS program just as if he/she were applying to the MS program, by first obtaining the required forms from the College of Engineering. See this website: Combined BS/MS Degree for more information. Please see the How to Apply page for futher application instructions.
- The student should be enrolled in the BS/MS program by the time he/she takes the first technical elective course to be credited to the master's degree.
- Consideration of the application will begin only when the file is complete. Files will be routed to the Graduate Studies Committee and then to Admissions.
Curriculum for Combined BS/MS in Chemical and
These course requirements match those for the MS degree in CBE.
Course Requirements - The minimum course requirements beyond the Bachelor's degree are classified into the following areas:
Core Courses - The minimum requirement is 15 credit hours. These courses and the material prerequisite to them must be mastered by all M.S. students.
CBE 8801 (3 cr) - Analysis of
CBE 8808 (3 cr) - Advanced Thermodynamics I
CBE 8812 (3 cr) - Advanced Kinetics I
CBE 8815 (3 cr) - Advanced Transport
CBE 8781 (2 cr) - Research Communications in CBE
Chem 6781 (1 cr) - Laboratory Safety
Advanced Graduate Courses in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering - The minimum requirement is 6 credit hours. Graduate level courses in chemical and biomolecular engineering or other scientific, mathematics or engineering disciplines are to be selected to fit the candidate's goals with the consent of the advisor.
Research Requirements - At least 6 credit hours of research (CBE 6999) are required.