Paper Science & Engineering (BS) (15PSEBS)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
CH 101 Chemistry A Molecular Science1 3 CH 201 Chemistry, A Quant Sci 2 3
CH 102 General Chemistry Lab1 1 CH 202 Quantitative Chemistry Lab 1
E 101 Introduction to Engr & Prob Solv 2 1 EC 205 Economics
(or EC 201 or ARE 201)*
3
E 115 Intro to Computing Envir 1 MA 241 Calculus II1 4
ENG 101 Academic Writing & Research2 4 PY 205 Physics Engr & Scientists I1 3
MA 141 Calculus I1 4 PY 206 Physics for Engineers &
Scientists I Lab1
1
Health & Exercise Studies
Elective (HESF 1xx course)*
1 PSE 201 Pulping & Papermaking Technology2 3
15 18

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
CH 221 Organic Chemistry I2 3 CH 223 Organic Chemistry II 3
CH 222 Organic Chemistr I Lab 1 CH 224 Organic Chemistr II Lab 1
CHE 205 Chemical Proc Prin 4 PY 208 Physics for Engr & Scientists II 3
MA 242 Calculus III 4 PY 209 Physics for Engineers
&
Scientists II Lab
1
PSE 212 Paper Properties2 4 PSE 371 Pulping Process Analysis 2 3
Advised Elective3 3
Health & Exercise Studies  Elective* 1
16 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
MAE 201 Engineering Thermodynamics I 3 PSE 332 Wood & Pulping Chemistry 3
Engineering Elective 4 3 PSE 360 Pulp & Paper Unit Proc II 3
PSE 211 Pulp & Paper Internship5 1 Advised Elective 3 3
PSE 322 Wet End/Polymer Chemistry 4 GEP Requirement* 3
PSE 355 Pulp & Paper Unit Proc. I2 3 GEP Requirement* 3
GEP Requirment* 3
17 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
PSE 415 Paper Industry Strat. Proj. Analy. 3 PSE 416 Project Design & Analysis 3
PSE 417 Process Design & Analy Lab 3 PSE 465 Paper Physics & Product Design 3
PSE 425 Bioenergy & Biomaterials Engr. 3 PSE 472 Paper Process Analysis 3
PSE 475 Process Control 3 Advised Elective 3 3
GEP Requirement* 3 GEP Requirement* 3
GEP IP Requirement* 2-3
15 17-18

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*I,J,K: 128

Major/Program Footnotes

1 Minimum grade of C (2.0).
2 Minimum grade of C minus (C-).
3 Advised Electives: See the online degree audit for a list or consult your advisor.
4 Engineering Electives: CE 214, CHE 225, ECE 331, MAE 206, MSE 201, or TE 200.
5 There is one required internship in industry. PSE 211 should be taken the first semester upon returning from that internship.

*General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied.  University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/.

A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours – one course with MA or ST prefix)
Fulfilled as part of the Major requirements.      
B. Natural Sciences (7 credit hours – include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
Fulfilled as part of the Major requirements.       
C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list.
D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose 3 credits from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list in a discipline other than Economics. Economics 205 (or EC 201 or ARE 201) taken as part of the Major requirements satisfies 3 credit hours needed to fulfill the GEP Social Sciences Requirement.     
E. Health and Exercies Studies (2 credit hours – at least one 100-level HESF (Fitness and Wellness) course. Choose from the University approved GEP Health and Exercise Studies course list.
F. Additional Breadth (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
XX  Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts
G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:      
H. Introduction to Writing (4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better)

The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements
I. U.S. Diversity (USD)
Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement:      
J. Global Knowledge (GK)
Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement:       
K. Foreign Language proficiency Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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