The 4-year plans below are for students starting out in Calc I their first semester at Michigan Tech.
All students are encouraged to take a full year of organic chemistry, since about 90% of the reactions chemical engineers uses in practice are organic reactions. Students who are interested in bioprocess engineering, polymer engineering, pharmaceuticals, or chemical manufacturing are especially encouraged to take a full year of organic chemistry, since knowledge of organic chemistry in these areas is critical.
An alternative four-year plan includes one semester of organic chemistry and one semester of hydrometallurgy/pyrometallurgy. This option is designed to allow some flexibility for students interested in a more inorganic carerr path with chemical engineering.
4-Year Academic Plan, with two semesters of organic chemistry (pdf) - This plan is for students taking two semesters of organic chemistry and is recommended to all students. This plan is especially good for students planning to minor Polymer Science and Engineering or Bioprocess Engineering.
4-Year Academic Plan, with one semester of organic chemistry (pdf) - This plan is for students taking one semester organic chemistry and offers the most flexibility with your technical electives. This plan is especially good for students planning to minor in Mineral Processing.
Contacting Your Advisor
The Chemical Engineering undergraduate advisor is Katie Torrey. If you have a question or concern, you can stop by her office, call her, or send her an e-mail.
Office: Chem Sci, 202M