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 is composed of:

  1. General Education Requirements of UMD 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.


You must meet with your assigned Faculty Mentor each semester for mandatory mentoring prior to registering. After meeting with your Faculty Mentor, you need to meet with your Academic Advisor who will lift your advising blocks.

Students whose last name falls between letters A-K are assigned to Ms. Kathy Gardinier, She has office hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., and again from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  

Students whose last name falls between letters L-Z are assigned to Ms. Amanda Alicea, She has office hours Mondays and Thursdays from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m., and from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in addition to Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

The ChBE academic advising offices are located in 2113 of the Chemical and Nuclear Engineering building. At this meeting, you will go over your four-year plan. If you have any questions, please contact your advisor.


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