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This archived information is dated to the 2009-10 academic year only and may no longer be current.

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Ph.D. Minor in Chemical Engineering

A Ph.D. minor is a program outside a student's Ph.D. department. The University's general requirements for the Ph.D. minor are specified in the "Graduate Degrees" section of this bulletin. An application for a Ph.D. minor must be approved by both the major and minor departments.

A student desiring a Ph.D. minor in Chemical Engineering must have a minor program adviser who is a regular Chemical Engineering faculty member. At a minimum, this adviser must be a member of the student's reading committee for the doctoral dissertation, and the entire reading committee must meet at least once and at least one year prior to the scheduling of the student's oral examination. The department strongly prefers that regular meetings of the full reading committee start in the second year of graduate study or when the student is admitted to Ph.D. candidacy. In addition, the chemical engineering faculty member who is the minor adviser must be a member of the student's University oral examination committee.

The Ph.D. minor program must include at least 20 units of graduate-level lecture courses (numbered at the 200 level or above), but may not include in the 20-unit minimum any 1-2 unit courses in Chemical Engineering. The list of courses must form a coherent program and must be approved by the minor program adviser and the chair of the department. All courses for the minor must be taken for a letter grade, and a GPA of at least 3.0 earned for these courses.

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