Recent changes to undergraduate degree requirements:


Chemistry

Materials Chemistry Concentration

The Department of Chemistry is now offering a Materials Chemistry concentration for the B.S. Degree in Chemistry. The concentration is intended for students interested in the application of basic chemical principles to the discovery, design, and characterization of materials (including polymers, inorganic solids, nanoscale materials, and biological materials). For each student who graduates after completing the Materials Chemistry upper division requirements listed below, the concentration will appear on the student's transcript under memoranda.

Materials Chemistry Concentration Upper Division Requirements

Chemistry majors who choose a concentration in Materials Chemistry must complete the following course requirements during the junior and senior years:

Chemistry. 104A, 104B, 112A, 112B, 120A, 120B, C150, and two laboratory courses as follows: 105 or 125; plus 108 or 115.

10 Units of Upper Division Electives. In addition to the Chemistry courses listed above, 10 units of upper division electives must be completed from the following: Bioengineering C118, Chemistry C178, Materials Science and Engineering 104, Mechanical Engineering 118, Physics 141A, Physics 141B.

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Chemical Engineering

Engineering 190

Students who will not complete Engineering 190 by the end of the Spring 2010 semester will take an Engineering Elective instead of Engineering 190. Engineering 190 will no longer be offered. The Engineering Elective should be chosen from the "Suggested Engineering Electives" listed on page 18 of the College of Chemistry Announcement 2009-2010.

Chemical Engineering 142

Chemical Engineering 142 will now be offered in the fall semester only. The prerequisites are changing so that ChE 150B may be taken concurrently with ChE 142.

Chemistry 120A

Students who will not complete Chemistry 120A by the end of the Spring 2010 semester should note that the prerequisites are changing. Students will now be required to complete Math 54 before enrolling in Chemistry 120A.

Reading and Composition

Sophomores, juniors and seniors who have not yet completed the Reading and Composition requirement for their major must enroll in a Reading and Composition course Fall 2010.

Revised Transition Plan for Chemical Engineering 154/157

Section 103 (WF) of Chemical Engineering 154 (the old ChE 154 section) is currently overenrolled for Fall 2009. To accommodate student demand, the department is now offering a second section of the old ChE 154 course (section 102, TuTh). Those students now on the waitlist for section 103 should sign up for section 102. We also plan to increase somewhat the enrollment limit in each section

As a consequence of offering two sections of the old ChE 154 in Fall 2009, only one section of the new ChE 154 will be available (section 101, MW). It is anticipated that two sections of the new ChE 154 course will be offered in Spring 2010 along with one section of the old ChE 154.

4/17/09

Changes to Chemical Engineering 154 and 157

As of Fall 2009, Chemical Engineering157, Transport Processes Laboratory, will no longer be offered. Several transport experiments from Chemical Engineering 157 will be incorporated into a newly designed 4-unit chemical engineering laboratory, designated as Chemical Engineering 154. Also, course units for Chemical Engineering 141 and 142 will be raised to 4 units each.

Transition Plans

Students who complete Chemical Engineering 157, but not Chemical Engineering 154, prior to Fall 2009, should enroll in a special Fall 2009 offering of the current Chemical Engineering 154 course under the designation of Chemical Engineering 154 (section 103, WF 1-5 p). Students who have not completed Chemical Engineering 157 will be required to take the new amalgamated Chemical Engineering 154 (sections 101 and 102).

Students who drop ChE 157 in Spring 2009 need to be aware of two pitfalls. First, those students who already took ChE 141 and 142 (3 units each), drop ChE 157, and then take the new ChE 154 in Fall 2009 (4 units) will have 2 fewer Chemical Engineering units toward graduation than were previously required. Second, if significant student numbers drop ChE 157 in Spring 2009, the new ChE 154 in Fall 2009 may be oversubscribed. In case of over enrollment, students who drop ChE 157 in Spring 2009 and then plan to enroll in the new ChE 154 in Fall 2009 may need to be given lower enrollment priority.

Changes To Biotechnology Concentration

Effective for students who take Chemical Engineering 170 or 170A in Fall 2007 or later, Biotechnology-concentration requirements are:

  • Chemistry 112B or Molecular and Cell Biology C112
  • Chemical Engineering 170A (or 170 for Fall 2007), 170B, and C170L

Note: Biotechnology-concentration students are required to take Molecular and Cell Biology 102 in place of Biology 1A.

The following Bioengineering elective is eliminated:

  • 3 units chosen from the following: Bioengineering 115, 116, C117, C118, 121, 131, 143, Civil Engineering 114

Transition Plans

Students who completed Chemical Engineering 170 prior to Fall 2007 will be held to the old requirements.

Students who complete Chemical Engineering 170 or 170A in Fall 2007 or later and who complete the Bioengineering elective before Fall 2008 have the option of taking:

Chemical Engineering 170A (or 170 in Fall 2007) and C170L

OR

Chemical Engineering 170B (with consent of instructor) and C170L, provided MCB 102 is completed before taking Chemical Engineering 170B,

OR

Chemical Engineering 170A (or 170 in Fall 2007), 170B, and C170L.

Changes To Chemical Engineering B.S. Degree Requirements Effective Fall 2006

Important note: The changes do not affect Spring 2006 course enrollments since the course drop deadline was February 17

  • The graduation requirement is lowered from 128 semester units to 120 semester units in keeping with university limits.
  • To reach the 120-unit requirement the advanced technical elective and the Physics 7C/chemistry elective have been dropped from the curriculum.
  • The normal sequence now has Engineering 77 taken in spring of the sophomore year, concurrent with Chemical Engineering 150A. Engineering 77 is no longer a prerequisite for Chemical Engineering 140.
  • Biology 1A (without the accompanying laboratory) is now the required biology course, except for those students who choose the biotechnology option. MCB 102 (without the accompanying laboratory) is the required course for the biotechnology option.

The transition plan to the new graduation requirement is:

  • Students matriculating in Fall 2006 graduate under the new requirements.
  • Students currently in residence may choose to satisfy either all of the new graduation requirements or all of the current graduation requirements. Students who choose to follow the new requirements: (1) are not allowed to eliminate requirements to lower total units to 120 with the exception of the advanced technical elective and the Physics 7C/chemistry elective, but (2) are allowed to satisfy the Biology 1A requirement with MCB 102 (except for biotechnology option students who are required to take MCB 102).

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Chemical Biology

MCB 110L

To students planning on taking MCB 110L, please be advised that the number of seats in MCB 110L will be significantly reduced in Spring 2011. As such, you are encouraged to take the course in the Fall semester if possible. Because of this reduction, the department cannot guarantee seats to any students, regardless of level or graduation status.

If you have any questions or concerns, please see your College staff adviser.

Chemistry 120A

Students who will not complete Chemistry 120A by the end of the Spring 2010 semester should note that the prerequisites are changing. Students will now be required to complete Math 54 before enrolling in Chemistry 120A.

Reading and Composition

Sophomores, juniors and seniors who have not yet completed the Reading and Composition requirement for their major must enroll in a Reading and Composition course Fall 2010.

Biology 1A+1AL

Students are required to take Biology 1A+1AL. Students who have not yet taken a course to satisfy the Biology requirement prior to Fall Semester 2006 will no longer have the option of taking Biology 1B.

Molecular and Cell Biology 110

Before enrolling in Molecular and Cell Biology 110, Chemical Biology majors are required to satisfy course prerequisites by taking Biology 1A+1AL and Chemistry 135. Students who satisfy the Biology requirement prior to Fall Semester 2006 with Biology 1B should note that students who complete Biology 1A might be better prepared for enrollment in Molecular and Cell Biology 110.

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