Jan 31, 2023  
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemical Engineering BS

Communication Literacy Requirement

Students attending Texas Tech University for the first time in the Fall 2017 term or later will complete a Communication Literacy requirement in their program(s) of study. Texas Tech University’s transition from the Writing Intensive requirement to the Communication Literacy requirement signals the university’s awareness that in addition to the fundamental role that writing plays in enabling students to explore, develop, focus, and organize a message, other types of communication must also be taught as appropriate for a student’s discipline. Throughout each program of study, then, students must be given ample opportunity to develop their skills in forms of communication central to that program. For information on courses meeting the CL requirement for the Chemical Engineering major, please see an advisor

Recommended Curriculum

First Year

Total: 12


Total: 18

Second Year

Third Year

Total: 12


Total: 14

Fourth Year


Total: 11


Total: 10

Critical-Path Hours: 106

Additional Requirements:

  • American Government 6 Semester Credit Hours
  • Chemistry Electives 8 Semester Credit Hours
    (Must include two laboratory courses from approved sophomore or higher courses.)
  • U.S. History 6 Semester Credit Hours
  • Creative Arts 3 Semester Credit Hours

Total Hours: 129

* Students who are not adequately prepared for chemistry must take CHEM 1301  before enrolling in CHEM 1307 .
Students who are not adequately prepared for physics must take PHYS 1304  before enrolling in PHYS 1408 . A high school physics course and a year of calculus are recommended as adequate preparation.

ME 2301   or ECE 3301  can be used in place of one CHE elective.


Students who are not adequately prepared for calculus must take the courses below before enrolling in MATH 1451 .

Creative Arts

Select a course that is simultaneously listed in the Creative Arts section of the core curriculum requirements and the section specifying courses that satisfy the multicultural requirement.