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Chemical Engineering Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Pathway: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Chemical Engineering is a challenging, rewarding and satisfying major and career. You can pursue employment in many high-tech areas — including materials, energy and pharmaceuticals — or go on to graduate school and professional programs, such as law, dentistry and medicine.

Academics

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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Download the Guide application
  • Take the Focus 2 Assessment
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Attend Monday Night Lights
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Challenge yourself to meet members of your residence hall community
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend WVUp All Night

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association
  • Have a challenging conversation with someone from a different background
  • Participate in an Outdoor Recreation Center spring or winter break trip
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Join an intramural team
  • Determine your top five values at a Value Sort Workshop
  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 1

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Attend a resume writing class
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Take a writing or communications class

Academics

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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Find the mice in Stewart Hall
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Visit the Outdoor Education Center and participate in a Challenge Course or Canopy Tour
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association
  • Join a student organization
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas
  • Attend a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day diversity program

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu
  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health
  • Become a level 1 Bystander Trainer
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Attend a career fair
  • Join a club sport team

Academics

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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Engage in undergraduate research
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Go talk to a faculty member in your department about graduate school or career options

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend an Outdoor Rec Center weekend trip
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event
  • Visit the Core Arboretum
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Join a student organization
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Work on a community service project
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building
  • Become an Alcohol Literacy trainer and educate peers about the real effects of drinking alcohol
  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Join a club sport team
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend a career fair

Academics

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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Attend the Graduation One-Stop Shop
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Sit in the Senior Spirit Section (Section 121) at the home football games
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Take a picture in front of Woodburn Hall with your graduation attire
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Reach out and volunteer in the Morgantown community
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Become a level 3 Bystander Trainer
  • Participate in liveWELL programs

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Attend a career fair
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Participate in a practice job interview session

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