The interdisciplinary major in Engineering Chemistry, which leads to the Bachelor of Science degree, is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the chemistry and materials technology underlying modern materials engineering.
This program emphasizes a strong background in physical chemistry, infused with an orientation toward the solid-state sciences and materials technology. Its central theme is a chemistry core strengthened by materials science and laboratory courses, the latter with a unique "chemistry of materials" component. The choice of suitable electives helps the student to prepare for work or advanced study in areas such as electronic materials, interfacial phenomena, solid-state science and technology, polymers, ceramics, biomaterials, etc.
Jointly sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the program is a basic preparation for training chemical and materials professionals who can enter a wide range of industries or proceed to graduate work in either solid-state chemistry or materials science.
Students Pursuing Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) Requirements
Students majoring in Engineering Chemistry must meet the SBC learning outcomes required of the College of Arts and Sciences, including completion of the LANG learning outcome.
Students Pursuing Diversified Education Curriculum (D.E.C.) Requirements
Students majoring in Engineering Chemistry must meet the D.E.C. requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences, with the following exceptions:
A. An elementary foreign language course numbered 101 or 112, if taken to fulfill the entry skill in foreign language requirement, may also be used for one of the two courses needed to fulfill the D.E.C. category G requirement.
B. Only one course need be taken from D.E.C. category F.
Major in Engineering Chemistry (ECM)
The interdisciplinary major in Engineering Chemistry leads to the Bachelor of Science degree. The following courses are required and must be taken for a letter grade; G/P/NC grades are not acceptable. All of the courses used to fulfill the requirements of the major (CHE, MAT, ESG, PHY, etc.) must be passed with a grade of C or higher, with the exception of three courses, for which the grade may be C-. No transferred course with a grade lower than C may be used to fulfill any major requirement. At least six credits each of upper-division work in chemistry and in materials science and engineering must be taken at Stony Brook.
Completion of the major requires approximately 66 to 68 credits.
A. Mathematics and Basic Science Requirements
Note: The following alternate calculus sequences may be substituted for MAT 131, MAT 132: MAT 141, MAT 142 or MAT 171 or MAT 125, MAT 126, MAT 127 or AMS 151, AMS 161. MAT 307 and MAT 308 may be substituted for MAT 203 and MAT 303, but only after consultation with the Mathematics Department.
B. Core Program
C. Upper-Division Writing Requirement
Each student majoring in Engineering Chemistry must take CHE 303 until a satisfactory grade is achieved. CHE 303 requires several papers which are evaluated for cogency, clarity, and mechanics, and satisfies the university Stony Brook Curriculum WRTD learning objective.
Students make a selection of technical and open electives to total 120 credits. Students are advised to divide their electives among courses within the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Department of Chemistry that strengthen their professional interests, and courses in the social sciences and humanities that help them place the problems of society and industry in perspective.
Students who wish to meet the American Chemistry Society certification requirements must take, in addition to the above, CHE 322 or CHE 332 (organic), CHE 346 (biological), CHE 375 (inorganic), the laboratories CHE 383 or CHE 327 and CHE 328 or CHE 384, and one of the following: 1. CHE 487 (6 or more credits), 2. CHE 495-496, 3. CHE 357 and CHE 487 (3 or more credits), or 4. a research experience in the chemical sciences at another college, university, or government laboratory of at least 180 hours. Students who fulfill ACS requirements with an off-campus research experience must register for CHE 487 (0 credits). All students using CHE 487 to fulfill ACS requirements must prepare a written research report that will be evaluated by a Stony Brook Chemistry faculty member.
Bachelor of Science Degree/Master of Science Degree in Chemistry Program
A student interested in this research-intensive graduate program, intended to prepare students for professional employment in the chemical or pharmaceutical industries, may apply for admission at the end of the junior year. The program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Chemistry at the end of the fourth year and a Master of Science in Chemistry at the end of the fifth year. During the senior year, the student is expected to take two 500-level CHE courses, GRD 500 Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarship, and begin research in the senior research sequence CHE 495-CHE 496. In the fifth year, the student works full-time on research, earning 24 credits in CHE 599.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry/Master of Science Degree in Materials Science
Engineering Chemistry students who are interested in pursuing graduate study in materials science may wish to apply for the five-year program at the end of their junior year. For further details, contact the director of the program in engineering chemistry.
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Interdisciplinary Major in Engineering Chemistry
Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences; Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Director: Dale Drueckhammer, Chemistry
Student Affairs Coordinator: Katherine Hughes
Office: 109 Chemistry
Phone: (631) 632-7886