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NOTES FOR PRE-CHEMICAL ENGINEERING STUDENTS

We no longer offer students the option of participating in the 3+2 Cooperative Program in Chemical Engineering. Students enrolled in this program could, of course, earn a BS in Chemistry from Brockport and a BS in Chemical Engineering from a participating College or University, but only after completing a strenuous, 96-credit chemistry major’s curriculum in three years, transferring to a participating engineering school after the junior year, and then completing two years of an equally strenuous chemical engineering major program at the participating engineering school. Over the years, we have found that such students are better served by either:

  1. Seeking admission to the engineering school directly, as a freshman, rather than attending SUNY Brockport;
  2. Transferring to an engineering school after two years and completing the engineering requirements in an additional two years; or
  3. Completing the four-year program to obtain a BS in Chemistry from Brockport and then entering a two-year, “masters level” engineering program to obtain an MS in Chemical Engineering.

If you are considering either of the latter two options, you would be wise to follow the academic program given below through your first two years at Brockport. This program will provide you with the beginnings of a strong major in chemistry at Brockport, should you opt to continue at Brockport for a BS in Chemistry. The two-year program would also place you in the courses in mathematics and physics that would prove to be necessary if you were to opt to transfer to an engineering school after your sophomore year.

Freshman Year
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits

CHM205 College Chemistry I
MTH201 Calculus I
PHS201 College Physics I
ENL112 Freshman Composition
GEP100 Academic Planning Seminar
GEP150 Computer Skills

4
3
4
3
1
1

CHM206 College Chemistry II
MTH202 Calculus II
PHS202 College Physics II
General Education Breadth Elective
General Education Breadth Elective

4
3
4
3
3
Semester Total
16
Semester Total
17

Sophomore Year
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits

CHM301 Chemical Safety I
CHM305 Organic Chemistry I
MTH203 Calculus III
CSC203 Computer Science I
General Education Breadth Elective

1
4
3
3
3

CHM303 Analytical Chemistry I
CHM306 Organic Chemistry II
CSC205 Computer Science II
MTH455 Differential Equations
General Education Breadth Elective

4
4
3
3
3
Semester Total
14
Semester Total
17