Pre-chemical Engineering

Although Saint Mary’s does not offer a degree in chemical engineering, students have the option of following a pre-chemical engineering program of study for two or three years and subsequently transferring to a school of engineering for two additional years. 

Three-two Program

Saint Mary’s offers its students a three-two program with many other institutions. In this program, students attend Saint Mary’s for three years, completing a strong course load in physics, chemistry, and math. They then transfer to an engineering program in an associated institution for two years. Depending on the institution, students emerge with either a bachelor's degree or a master's degree in chemical engineering.

Program Details

Students interested in the pre-chemical engineering program should speak with their advisers and should also consult with Brett Bodsgard, chair of the Chemistry Department, about a specific sequence of recommended courses. These students will closely follow the course sequence of a chemistry major. It is also recommended that the student interested in chemical engineering enhance their resume with a strong course load in the sciences, including courses in physics, biology, and math. They should also take two business courses.

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

Although Saint Mary’s does not offer a degree in chemical engineering, students have the option of following a pre-chemical engineering program of study for two or three years and subsequently transferring to a school of engineering for two additional years. The completion of study leads to a bachelor of engineering degree. Students interested in the pre-chemical engineering program should consult with the chair of the chemistry department with respect to a specific sequence of courses. The student takes essentially the same courses as listed under the chemistry major. It is also recommended that the student take two business courses.

Connect With Us

Brett Bodsgard, Ph.D.

Chemistry - Associate Professor, Chemistry - Department Chair

Hoffman Hall, HO311

Campus Box: # 14

(507) 457-6972

bbodsgar@smumn.edu

Brett Bodsgard Ph.D.