This is a chart of the BSE suggested course sequencing offered over the academic year, since most classes are only offered once a year. Credits are denoted in parentheses. A total of 180 credits is required to complete the BSE degree.

You can view the Course Planning Sheet here.

Key:

*Recommended for chemical engineering double-degree students
+Requires 2.0 minimum grade
¹STAT 390 or IND E 315

Suggested Year Autumn Winter Spring
Freshman
  • CHEM 142 General Chemistry (5)
  • MATH 124 Calculus I (5)
  • GEN ST 199 or Elective (1-2)
  • BSE 150 Intro to Bioresources (1)
  • CHEM 152 General Chemistry II (5)
  • MATH 125 Calculus II (5)
  • BSE 201 Pulp, Paper and Bioproducts (3) +
  • BSE 202 Pulp and Paper Field (1)
  • CHEM 162 General Chemistry III (5)
  • MATH 126 Calculus III (5)
  • ENGL 131 Composition (5)
Sophomore
  • CHEM 237 Organic Chemistry I (4)
  • PHYS 121 Mechanics (5)
  • MATH 307 Differential Equations (3) OR AMATH 351 Diff Equations (3)
  • BSE 231 Tech Writing (3)
  • CHEM 238 Organic Chemistry II (4)
  • PHYS 122 Electromag – Oscill (5)
  • MATH 308 Linear Algebra (3) OR AMATH 352 Linear Algebra (3)
  • Q SCI 381 Statistics (5) ¹
  • BSE 248 Paper Structure (4) +
  • PHYS 123 Waves (5)
  • A A 260 Thermodyn (4)
Junior
  • BSE 391 Eng Princp. Biorefineries (5) +
  • BSE 406 Natural Products Chem (5) +
  • Engineering Topics (6)
  • BSE 392 Bioresource Transport (5) +
  • BSE 420 Bioresources Sci/Eng 1 (4) +
  • Engineering Topics (3)
  • ECON 200 Microeconomics (5)
  • BSE 426 Bioresource Lab (4) +
  • BSE 421 Biores. Sci/Eng 2 (4) +
  • Engineering Topics (6)
Senior
  • BSE 422 Biores. Sci/Eng 3 (4) +
  • BSE 430 Paper. Process (5) +
  • BSE 497 Internship (1) +
  • Any I&S credit (5)
  • BSE 436 Papermaking Lab II +
  • BSE 480 Bioresource Design +
  • Any I&S Credit (5)
  • Any VLPA (5)
  • BSE 481 Biores. Design II (5) +
  • BSE 490 Special Topics (3) +
  • Any VLPA (5)
  • DIV Credit (3)

 

Engineering Topics Electives (15 credits minimum)

CSE 142*, 143; CHEM E 326*, 341 355, 375, 436*, 455, 480, 481; MSE 170, 310, 362, 463, 471, 475; A A 210; E E 215; IND E 337; M E 230

Contact chemical engineering advisors if you plan to apply for a double-degree in BSE and chemical engineering.

Business Option Electives

This must be declared, will appear on transcript and 12 additional credits are required:

ESRM 320 (5) (required); ESRM 321 (5) (required)

Choose one: I BUS 300 (5); MKTG 301 (4); MKTG 335 (4); MKTG 450 (4); ESRM 400 (3); MGMT 300 (4); MGMT 401 (4); MGMT 403 (4); ACCTG 215 (5); ACCTG 225 (5); SEFS 519 (5); OPMGT 301 (4)

Additional College of the Environment Requirements

  • Ten credits I&S outside of BSE and major
  • Ten credits NW outside of BSE and major

General electives may be used to fulfill these requirements. Remaining requirements are met within the major.

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