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Chemical Engineering 1+3 Agreement with MSU Bozeman

The 1+3 Agreement with articulated coursework in Engineering and General Education is designed for students interested in a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering at Montana State University.

Estimated Resident Program Cost*

Estimated costs are for the Great Falls College portion of this curriculum. Please contact the partnering school for information on the estimated cost of classes there.

Tuition and Fees$3,190
Application Fee$30
Lab Fees$85

Fall 2016 MUS Student Health Insurance Premiums will be changing. Please check the Health Insurance website and/or Student Central for confirmed premium rates. Students will be charged an additional fee of $21 per credit for online/hybrid courses.

Year 1: Courses taken at GFC MSU

Many students need preliminary math, science, and writing courses before enrolling in the program requirements. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement before planning out their full program schedule.

First Year
CHMY 141College Chemistry I w/Lab **,+4
M 171Calculus I **,+4
WRIT 101College Writing I **,+3
COMX 111Intro to Public Speaking ***, +3
University Core -- Select one of the following: +3
Art (IA and RA) Options  
MUSI 101Enjoyment of Music 3
MUSI 103Fundamntls of Musical Creation 3
MUSI 203American Popular Music 3
MUSI 207World Music (equiv to 307) 3
PHOT 154Exploring Digital Photography 4
ARTZ 105Visual Language-Drawing 3
Humanities (IH and RH) Options  
HSTA 101American History I 3
HSTA 102American History II 3
LIT 110Intro to Lit 3
PHL 101Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHL 110Introduction to Ethics 3
Social Science (IS and SN) Options  
PSCI 210Intro to American Government 3
PSYX 100Introduction to Psychology 3
SOCI 101Introduction to Sociology 3
Diversity (D) Options  
EDU 211Multicultural Education 3
NASX 232MT Ind Cltrs/Hstry/Iss (=332) 3
SPNS 102Elementary Spanish II *4
Term Credits17
CHMY 143College Chemistry II w/Lab *,+4
M 172Calculus II *,+4
PHSX 220Physics I w/Lab *,+4
University Core not previously taken -- Art (IA and RA), Humanities (IH and RH), Social Science (IS and SN), or Diversity (D) Options listed above 3
Term Credits15
Total Credits32

Indicates prerequisite needed


Placement in course(s) is determined by placement assessment


 Assumes COMX 111 transfers to MSU Bozeman with a US Core designation


A grade of C- or above is required for graduation

Years 2-4: Outline for Completion of the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering Degree at Montana State University

The following courses would be taken at MSU in Bozeman after transferring with Year 1 coursework from Great Falls College. These courses are all required for degree completion; the course sequencing indicated below is a general guide on when they can be taken.

Year 2 - Fall Semester
M 273QMultivariable Calculus4
CHMY 211Elements of Organic Chemsitry5
ECHM 201Elementary Principles of Chem. and Biol. Eng.3
PHSX 222Physics II (w/calculus)4
Year 2 - Spring Semester
M 274Intro to Differential Equations4
EGEN 102Intro to Engineer Comp Apps2
EMAT 251Materials Structures and Prop3
ECHM 321Fluid Mechanics Operations3
University CoreArt (IA), Humanities (IH), Social Sci (IS), or Diversity (D)3
Year 3 - Fall Semester
ECHM 307Chem Engin Thermodynamics I3
ECHM 322Chem Engin Heat Transfer Operations3
EGEN 350Applied Engr Data Analysis2
Chem and Biochem Elective3
University Core Electives (IA, IH, IS, or D)3
Year 3 - Spring Semester
EBIO 438 Bioprocess Engin3
EGEN 310RMultidisc Engineering Design3
ECHM 328Chemical Engineering Reactor Design3
ECHM 323Chemical Engineering Mass Transfer Operations3
Technical Elective5
Year 4 - Fall Semester
ECHM 411RChemical Engineering Design I3
ECHM 442Chemical Engineering Laboratory I3
ECHM 407Chem Engin Thermodynamics II2
ECHM 424Transport Analysis3
Technical Elective5
Year 4 - Spring Semester
ECHM 412RChemical Engineering Design II3
ECHM 451Process Dynamics and Control3
CHMY 373Physical Chemistry3
ECHM 443Chemical Engineering Laboratory II3
Technical Elective4
EGEN 488FE Exam0

A minimum of 128 credits is required for graduation; 42 of those credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above.