Mississippi State University Rotating Header Image

Undergraduate Students

The following links will take you to information about our curriculum and the concentrations that you can enroll in.

Petroleum Engineering                                                                         Syllabus | Flow Chart

Chemical Engineering Concentrations:

  • Chemical Engineering Practice Concentration                                  Syllabus | Flow Chart
  • Chemical Engineering Research & Development Concentration      Syllabus | Flow Chart
  • Biomolecular Engineering Concentration                                          Syllabus | Flow Chart

Please remember that the R&D concentration is recommended for those planning to pursue a graduate engineering degree. The Biomolecular concentration is for students in pre-med or similar pre-professional tracks. The Chemical Engineering Practice is our “traditional” curriculum.

Also note that ALL three Chemical Engineering concentrations require all core chemical engineering courses and will allow you to choose a career path in industry (or otherwise). This is important to recognize for the situations where you might begin your study toward a particular career path and choose at the end to change to something else. These concentrations were designed to facilitate one direction or another – not to limit career choice.

Chemical Engineering Practice Concentration for Transfer Students:

These sheets are meant to be a guide for a transfer student. Please be sure to consult your advisor to make sure you remain on track for your degree.

Chemical Engineering Practice Concentration for Co-op Curriculum:

These sheets are meant to be a guide for a student pursuing cooperative education. Please be sure to consult your advisor to make sure you remain on track for your degree.


Registration and Academic Advising:

Your Chemical & Petroleum Engineering course instructors provide professional and academic advising.  Each semester, an advising period is provided during which students plan schedules for the following semester.  Refer to the online Advising Handbook and appropriate curriculum sheet and curriculum flow chart when conducting schedule planning.

EVERY STUDENT is responsible for maintaining a personal record of progress to degree completion to ensure all degree requirements are met.

All MSU students have access to the degree audit system CAPP (i.e Curriculum, Advising, and Program Planning) in myState. CAPP helps students and advisors track progress toward graduation. It outlines all courses required for the chosen major and which courses have been completed or remain to be taken, as well as hours earned, GPAs, and transfer hours.

To view CAPP, students should choose CAPP compliance under Academic Records in myState and view a previously run evaluation or generate a new evaluation. To investigate a possible change in major or the addition of a double major, students should choose a What-If evaluation. These audits will utilize courses completed and those scheduled to inform students of their status at any point in their university career. Questions concerning articulation or substitution of courses should be directed to students’ advisors or Dean’s offices.

Have additional questions about the University Degree Audit System? Send an email to degreeaudit@registrar.msstate.edu.

Course Prerequisites and Co-Requisites

Most courses in Chemical & Petroleum Engineering have course prerequisites and co-requisites.  ALL such prerequisites and co-requisites must be met before enrolling in a course.


Additional Information:


    • Chemcad
      • ChemCAD Software Download
      • Instructions: Once the file has been downloaded, click on the CHEMCAD 6.5.7 icon and when the program opens, select the Sys Auth (System Authorization) Tab.  Locate the System Key and email that combination of letters and numbers to Ms. Tamar Burrell at tamar@che.msstate.edu.  She will then contact Chemstations by email for your program authorization and email it back to you.  It is best if you send Ms. Burrell your system key early in the day, so that Chemstations has time to respond.  Please do not email the system key late in the afternoon (2pm or later) and expect a response from Chemstations the same day.