Chemistry + Chemical Engineering Dual Program

Through an agreement between Clayton State University and Georgia Institute of Technology, students who wish to study engineering may begin their undergraduate program at Clayton State University and later transfer to Georgia Institute of Technology through the Dual Degree Engineering Program. By enrolling in the Dual Degree Program, a student may attend college close to home, which can decrease cost, in a college environment where classes are smaller. This can provide more individual attention and interaction with professors as the student is making the adjustment to college life.

Students who attend Clayton State University under the Dual Degree Engineering Program will complete a specified three-year chemistry curriculum at Clayton State and then attend Georgia Tech for approximately two years to complete the remaining Engineering Curriculum. After completion of the program of study at Georgia Tech, the student will receive a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Clayton State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech.

In order to be considered for admission to the College of Engineering at Georgia Tech as a dual degree transfer student, students must complete the prescribed program of study at the participating institution, students must meet the admissions requirements for the chemical engineering major and meet the Georgia Tech GPA requirements. For Georgia residents, a cumulative overall GPA of 3.3 is required, including a mathematics GPA of 3.3 and a science GPA of 3.3.

Program Requirements

No more than two grades of D in upper-division courses are allowed in the Chemistry major. Upper-division courses are all courses other than those of Areas A through F of the core curriculum. 1000- or 2000-level courses used in the upper division are included in this restriction.

Core Curriculum (Areas A-E)42
All Core Curriculum requirements for the Chemistry degree are shown under Core Curriculum in the Graduation Requirements section of the Undergraduate Catalog.
Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F)18
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Lab II
Calculus I 1
Calculus II 1
Principles of Physics I
and Principles of Physics Lab I
Principles of Physics II
and Principles of Physics Lab II
Upper Division Core Requirements (CSU)12
CHEM 1500Freshman Chemistry Seminar1
CHEM 2500Sophomore Chemistry Seminar1
CHEM 3411LPhysical Chemistry Laboratory2
CHEM 3412Physical Chemistry II3
CHEM 3811Analytical Chemistry3
or CHEM 2811 Quantitative Analysis
CHEM 4202LBiochemistry Laboratory3
Required Courses Taken at GA Tech and Transferred Back to CSU
CHEM 3220On-Campus Internship I (GA Tech CHBE 4300 Kinetics & Reactor Design (3 hours))3
or CHEM 3230 Introductory Research I
CHEM 3411Physical Chemistry I (GA Tech CHBE 3130 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (3 hours))3
Choose one from the following:3
Advanced Lab I: Organic Synth.
Advanced Lab II: Biochemistry
Advanced Lab III: Inorganic (GA Tech CHBE 4412 Process Control Lab (1 hour) OR GA Tech CHBE 4400 Chemical Process Control (4 hours – 1 hour counts here and 3 hours count in Chemistry electives below))
CHEM 4500Senior Chemistry Seminar (GA Tech CHBE 4520 Senior Capstone (2 hours))1
Courses Taken at CSU or GA Tech
Biochemistry I (GA Tech CHEM 4511 Survey of Biochemistry (3 hours))
Instrumental Analysis
and Instrumental Analysis Lab (GA Tech CHEM 3281 Instrumental Analysis (4 hours))
Chemistry Electives (Taken at CSU or GA Tech)
Choose four from the following:
Advanced Organic Chemistry (GA Tech CHEM 4311 Advanced Organic Chemistry (3 hours))
Inorganic Chemistry (GA Tech CHEM 3111 Inorganic Chemistry (3 hours))
Special Topics in Chemistry (GA Tech CHBE 4411 Process Control OR accept credit from the CHBE 4400 Chemical Process Control (4 hour course; 3 hours count here and 1 hour counts above as the Advanced chemistry Lab.))
Spectroscopy (GA Tech CHEM 4341 Applied Spectroscopy or related CE elective (3 hours))
Special Topics in Chemistry (GA Tech CHBE 3225 Separations or related CE elective (3 hours))
Directed Electives (17 hours must be taken at CSU)
CSCI 1371Computing for Engineers3
BIOL 1107
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology Lab I
MATH 2140Introductory Linear Algebra3
MATH 2503Calculus III4
MATH 3303Differential Equations3
GA Tech CHBE 4515 Chemical Process Safety1
Total Credit Hours120