This program is designed to provide selected high-achieving ASU chemical engineering undergraduate students with the opportunity to combine advanced undergraduate course work with graduate course work and accelerate graduate degree completion. Students will be able to earn a B.S.E.-M.S. in five years by enrolling in up to six credit hours of graduate-level course work taken as technical electives during the senior year. Those credits will apply toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. If the student’s schedule permits, they will also be able to reserve an additional six credits of graduate level coursework for a maximum of twelve pre-admission credits.
The program is particularly suited for students with strong academic backgrounds who are motivated to pursue research or industrial positions requiring advanced knowledge in chemical engineering. Participants will have an opportunity to work in a laboratory/research environment and engage in theoretical and/or experimental work with faculty and doctoral student mentors. Participants will also be expected to attend the weekly seminar series.
Students are considered undergraduates until all B.S.E. requirements have been met. Students will not be counted as an undergraduate and graduate student simultaneously. Upon receipt of the B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering, students must change their status through the Graduate College from the integrated B.S.E.-M.S. to the graduate M.S. program. They will then be eligible for graduate teaching and research assistantships and related health insurance and tuition waivers.
A minimum of two semesters of full-time enrollment in chemical engineering is required. Applications are normally submitted with two semesters remaining in the senior year.
A minimum of 90 credit hours of course work applicable to an ASU B.S.E. program with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) or better must be completed before beginning the accelerated degree program. Students should complete CHE 211 and 231 as well as one full semester in the ChE program prior to 4+1 admission.
Students must apply for admission to the program through the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy (SEMTE) and the ASU Graduate College by submitting an application form for the integrated programs in aerospace engineering. Interested students should meet with their academic advisor to learn more about the program and how to apply.
Applications must be accompanied by:
Students must apply for admission to the program through the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy (SEMTE) and the ASU Graduate College by submitting an application form for the integrated programs in chemical engineering. Interested students should meet with their academic advisor to learn more about the program and how to apply.
Applications must be accompanied by:Note: The GRE is not a requirement for this degree.
Students will be expected to participate in the Chemical Engineering Seminar and will take two graduate-level courses to share between the B.S.E. and the M.S. The student may reserve up to six credit hours (which includes two 1-credit seminar courses) of graduate-level coursework to be credited only toward the M.S. degree requirements.
All courses must be taken at the ASU Tempe campus.