Undergraduate Curriculum Information

Two Chemical Engineering degree options are offered at Yale.

  1. ABET-accredited B.S. in Chemical Engineering: This degree program builds on courses in general, organic, and physical chemistry as the foundation for advanced study in the areas of chemical process or products.  This major is suited for students who intend to pursue graduate studies in Chemical, Biomedical, or Environmental Engineering. Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
  2. B.S. in Engineering Sciences (Chemical): This degree program provides a strong background in the discipline while simultaneously offering additional opportunities for students to enroll in courses in other disciplines perhaps in pursuit of a dual degree.

Prerequisites. Both degrees have 9 prerequisite credits: MATH 112, 115, CHEM 161, 165 (or 163, 167) & 134L, 136L, PHYS 180, 181 (or 200, 201, or 260), ENAS 130 (or CPSC 112), 151 (or MATH 120). Prerequisite math courses may be bypassed depending on high school preparation. Prerequisite chemistry may be bypassed by placement exam during Opening Days of College; Freshman organic chemistry (CHEM 124, 125, 126L, 127L) fulfills the organic chemistry requirement for the major (CHEM 220, 221, 222L, 223L). A physics sequence is required; a more advanced sequence may be appropriate depending on high school preparation.

The sequencing of required courses and examples of typical course sequences are presented below. Consultation with the program’s DUS is expected to ensure that the correct courses are taken.



The Yale College requirements for the B.A. and B.S. degrees can be found here.  

ABET-accredited B.S. in Chemical Engineering Typical Course Sequence

This program requires 18 technical credits beyond the 9 prerequisite courses listed above: CHEM 220, 221, 222L, 223L, 332, 333, ENAS 194, CENG 210, 300, 301, 315, 411, 412, 416, 480, MENG 361, and 3 engineering electives selected according to the criteria described below.

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B.S. in Engineering Sciences (Chemical) Typical Course Sequence

This program requires 11 technical credits beyond the 9 prerequisite courses listed above: CHEM 220, 332 & 221 or 333, ENAS 194, CENG 210, 300, 301, 315, 411, 416 (or 490), MENG 361.

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