Requirements for Students Entering Fall 2012 and Later

Four Year Academic Plans and Curriculum Sheets

All incoming freshmen must develop an academic plan, which maps out all courses needed to graduate within your intended major and degree. The Clark School's Undergraduate Advising web site includes sample plan templates formatted for easy revision and instructions for creating a personalized academic plan. Learn more about 4-year plans and download templates » (external site)

The ChBE undergraduate curriculum for students entering the program in Fall 2012 and later is composed of:

  1. General Education Requirements of the University of Maryland, College Park
    See the University's General Education site for course listings and requirements.

    General Education requirements are in part fulfilled by:
  2. Fundamental Subjects
    Mathematics (4 semesters), physics (3 semesters), chemistry (5 semesters, including general, organic, bioanalytical, and biochemistry), biology (1 semester), and engineering sciences courses required of all engineering students.
  3. 40 Credits of CHBE Courses
    These include: CHBE 101, CHBE 250, CHBE 301, CHBE 302, CHBE 333, CHBE 410, CHBE 422, CHBE 424, CHBE 426, CHBE 437, CHBE 440, CHBE 442, CHBE 444, and CHBE 446.
    View the CHBE course descriptions »
  4. 9 credits of CHBE Technical Electives
    Students must consult with an advisor on selection of appropriate courses for their particular course of study. View the list of undergraduate technical electives »

Minimum Degree Credits and GPA

125 credits and fulfillment of all Departmental, College, and University requirements with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0.


All first semester freshman and transfer students meet with Ms. Kathleen Gardinier. She has office hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and again from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Her office is located in room 2113 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building. At this meeting, you will go over your four year plan and be assigned a faculty advisor. 

You must meet with your faculty advisor each semester after for mandatory advising prior to registering. After your meeting with your faculty advisor you will bring your registration form to Ms. Gardinier so she can lift your advising blocks.  If you have any questions please contact Kathy Gardinier at 301-405-5888 or


Questions about the undergraduate requirements may be sent to Kathy Gardinier at