Requirements and Electives

The Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering adheres to all policies and procedures outlined in the Swanson School of Engineering Undergraduate Catalog.

Please Note: Pre- and co-requisite information is the student's responsibility to confirm against the official course catalog information of the University of Pittsburgh via PeopleSoft. Each Chemical Engineering student is ultimately responsible for being aware of all curriculum requirements, Swanson School of Engineering requirements, and completing all required courses.

COURSES REQUIRED SATISFIED BY CREDITS ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS
SEMESTER 1      
General Chemistry I Chem 0960- Gen. CHEM for Engrs. 1 or Chem 0110- General Chemistry 1 3

CHEM 0960-  PLAN: Undeclared Engineer Students; CHEM 0110- No Enrollment Requirements

Calculus and Anal Geom 1 Math 0220- ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS 1 4 MATH 0220- PREQ: MATH 0032 (MIN GRADE 'C') or MATH 0200 (MIN GRADE 'C') or MATH PLACEMENT SCORE (76 or GREATER)
Physics 1 -- Mechanics Phys 0174- BASIC PHYSICS, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 1 (INTEGRATED) 4 PHYS 0174- CREQ: MATH 0220 or 0235
Humanities/Social Science 1 See Hum & SS List 3  
Engineering Analysis Engr 0011- INTRO TO ENGINEERING ANALYSIS 3 ENGR 0011-  CREQ: ENGR 0081 or ENGR 0181; PROG: School of Engineering
Seminar Engr 0081- FRESHMAN ENGINEERING SEMINAR 1 0 ENGR 0081- CREQ: ENGR 0011 or 0711; PROG: Swanson School of Engineering
  Total Credits 17  
SEMESTER 2      
General Chemistry II

Chem 0970- GENERAL CHEM FOR ENGINEERS 2 or

 Chem 0120- GENERAL CHEMISTRY 2

3

CHEM 0970-  PROG: Swanson School of Engineering PREQ: CHEM 0110 or 0410 or 0710 or 0760 or 0960 or 0101 or (CHEM 0111 and 0113)

CHEM 0120 - PREQ: (CHEM 0110 or 0710 or 0760 or 0960 or 0101) or (CHEM 0410 and 0430) or (CHEM 0111 and 0113)

Calculus and Anal Geom II Math 0230- ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS 2 4 MATH 0230- PREQ: MATH 0220; MIN GRADE: 'C'
Physics II - Thermodynamics Phys 0175- BASIC PHYSICS, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 2 (INTEGRATED) 4 PREQ:(PHYS 0174 MIN GRAD 'C' or 0475 MIN GRAD 'C') and ( PREQ: MATH 0235 MIN GRAD 'C'  or CREQ: MATH 0230) 
Humanities/Social Science 2 See Hum & SS List 3  
Introduction to Computing Engr 0012- INTRO TO ENGINEERING COMPUTING 3 ENGR 0012-  PREQ: ENGR 0011 (MIN GRADE 'C'); CREQ: MATH 0220 or 0230 or 0235 or 0240 or 0245 or 0280 or 0290;
PROG: School of Engineering
Seminar Engr 0082- FRESHMAN ENGINEERING SEMINAR 2 0 ENGR 0082-  CREQ: ENGR 0012 or 0712 or 0715; PROG: Undergraduate Swanson School of Engineering
  Total Credits 17  
SEMESTER 3      
Organic Chemistry Chem 0310- ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 1 3 CHEM 0310- PREQ: (CHEM 0120 or 0720 or 0770 or 0970 or 0102 or CHEM 0420) or (CHEM 0112 and
0114)
Composition Requirement

See approved courses

3  
Calculus and Anal Geom III Math 0240- ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS 3 4 MATH 0240-  PREQ: MATH 0230 or 0235; MIN GRADE: 'C'
Foundations of ChE ChE 0100 - FOUNDATIONS OF CHEMICAL ENGR 6 CHE 0100- PREQ: (CHEM 0120 or 0420 or 0770 or 0970 or 0102 or 0112) and (MATH 0230 or 0235 or 0150 or 0231) and (PHYS 0174 or 0475 or 0150 or 0201); CREQ: CHE 0101; PROG: Swanson School of Engineering
Foundations Lab ChE 0101 - FOUNDATIONS OF CHE LABORATORY 1 CHE 0101- CREQ: CHE 0100; PROG: Swanson School of Engineering 
Seminar ChE 1085 - DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR 0 CHE 1085 - School of Engineering students only.
  Total Credits 17  
SEMESTER 4      
Organic Chemistry II Chem 0320- ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2 3 CHEM 0320- PREQ: CHEM 0310 or 0730 or 0206 or 0231
Differential Equations

Math 0290- DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (also Math 1270- ORDINARY DIFFERENTL EQUATIONS 1) or

CHE 1290 - DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

3

MATH 0290- PREQ: MATH 0230 or 0235; MIN GRADE: 'C'

CHE 1290 - MATH 0230 OR 0235; MIN GRADE 'C'; PLAN: Chemical Engineering

ChE Thermodynamics ChE 0200 - CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS 6 CHE 0200- PREQ: CHE 0100 with min grade of C- and ( CHEM 0120 or 0420 or 0970 or 0102 or 0112) and (MATH 0230 or 0235 or 0150 or 0231) and (PHYS 0174 or 0475 or 0150 or 0201); CREQ: CHE 0201 and 0214; PLAN: Chemical Engineering (CHE-BSE)
Thermodynamics Lab ChE 0201 - CHE THERMODYNAMICS LABORATORY 1 CHE 0201- CREQ: CHE 0200; PLAN: Chemical Engineering (CHE-BSE)
Product Design I ChE 0214 - INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL PRODUCT DESIGN 3 CHE 0214- PREQ: (CHEM 0102 or 0112 or 0120 or 0420 or 0770 or 0970) and (Math 0150 or 0230 or 0231 or 0235) and (PHYS 0150 or 0174 or 0201 or 0475); CREQ: CHE 0200; Plan: Chemical Engineering (BSE)
Seminar ChE 1085 - DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR 0 CHE 1085- School of Engineering students only.
  Total Credits 16  
SEMESTER 5      
Statistics Engr 0020 - PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS 4 ENGR 0020- PREQ: MATH 0150 or 0230 or 0231 or 0235; PROG: Swanson School of Engineering
Humanities/Social Science 3 See Hum & SS List 3  
Transport Phenomena ChE 0300 - TRANSPORT PHENOMENA 6 CHE 0300- PREQ: CHE 0200 with min grade of C- and (PHYS 0175 or 0152 or 0202 or 0476) and (MATH 0290 or 0250 or
1270); CREQ: CHE 0301; PROG: Swanson School of Engineering
Transport Phenomena Lab ChE 0301 - TRANSPORT PHENOMENA LABORATORY 1 CHE 0301- CREQ: CHE 0300; PROG: Swanson School of Engineering
Product Design II ChE 0314 - TAKING PRODUCTS TO MARKET: THE NEXT STEP IN CHEMICAL PRODUCT DESIGN 3 CHE 0314- PREQ: CHE 0100 and 0214 and (PHYS 0152 or 0175 or 0202 or 0476) and (MATH 0250 or 0290 or 1270); CREQ: CHE 0300 PLAN: Chemical Engineering (CHE-BSE) 
Seminar ChE 1085 - DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR 0 CHE 1085- School of Engineering students only.
  Total Credits 17  
SEMESTER 6      
Intermediate Phys. Chemistry Chem 1480- INTERMEDIATE PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 3 CHEM 1480- PREQ: (MATH 0240 or 0201 or 0241) and (PHYS 0111 or 0175 or 0476 or 0102 or 0202 or 0152 or 0200) and (CHEM 0120 or 0970 or 0102 or 0112 or 0420)
Reactive Processes ChE 0400 - REACTIVE PROCESS ENGINEERING 5  CHE 0400 - (CHE 0200 with min grade of C-) and (PHYS 0175 or 0475 or 0202 or 0152) and (CHEM 0310 or 0206 or 0231) and MATH 0290; CREQ: CHE 0401; PLAN: Chemical Engineering (BSE) PLAN: Chemical Engineering (BSE)
Reactive Processes Lab ChE 0401 - REACTIVE PROCESS ENGINEERING LABORATORY 1 CHE 0401- CREQ: CHE 0400; PROG: Swanson School of Engineering
Humanities/Social Science 4 See Hum & SS List 3  
Engineering Elective

See Electives

Suggestions:

Engr 0135- STATICS & MECHC OF MATERIALS 1 or 

Engr 0022- MATERIALS STRUCTURE AND PROPERTIES or 

Engr 1700- INTRODUCTION TO NUCLEAR ENGINEERING or 

Engr 1702- NUCLEAR PLANT TECHNOLOGY or 

Engr 1869- INTRO ELEC ENGRG FOR NON EE'S

3

ENGR 0135- PREQ: (MATH 0150 or 0230 or 0231 or 0235) and (PHYS 0150 or 0174 or 0201 or 0475); PROG: School of
Engineering;

ENGR 0022 - PREQ: (MATH 0150 or 0230 or 0231 or 0235) and (PHYS 0150 or 0174 or 0201 or 0475); PROG: School of
Engineering;

ENGR 1700 - PREQ: (PHYS 0152 or 0175 or 0202 or 0476) and (CHEM 0102 or 0112 or 0120 or 0420 OR 0720 or 0770 or 0970);  PROG: School of Engineering;

ENGR 1702 - PREQ: (PHYS 0152 or 0175 or 0202 or 0476) and (CHEM 0102 or 0112 or 0120 or 0420 or 0720 or 0770 or 0970); PROG: Undergraduate School of Engineering;

ENGR 1869 - School of Engineering students only.

Seminar ChE 1085 - DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR 0 CHE 1085- School of Engineering students only.
  Total Credits 15  
SEMESTER 7      
Biochemistry

*****CHE 1530- BIOCHEMISTRY FOR ENGINEERS or

****CHEM 1880 (formerly 1810)  CHEMICAL BIOLOGY or

** BIOSC 1000- BIOCHEMISTRY

3

 

CHE 1530- PREQ: CHE 0100 and CHEM 0310; PLAN: Chemical Engineering (BSE); currently not offered

CHEM 1880 (formerly 1810) -PREQ: CHEM 0320; PLAN: Chemical Engineering

BIOSC 1000- PREQ: (BIOSC 0160 or 0716 or 0191 or 0180 or BIOENG 1071 or BIOENG 1072 or BIOL 0102 or 0120 and (CHEM 0120 or 0102 or 0112 or 0420 or 0720 or 0770 or 0970) (Min Grade 'C' for these courses) and (CHEM 0310 or 0350 or 0730 or 0206 or 0231)

 

Advanced Science

See Electives-

Suggestions:

Chem 0250- INTRODUCTION TO ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY or 

Chem 1130- INORGANIC CHEMISTRY or 

Chem 1600- SYNTHESIS & CHARCTRZTN POLYMERS or 

**Biosc 1500- CELL BIOLOGY or 

Biosc 1940- MOLECULAR BIOLOGY or

BIOENG 1070 - INTRODUCTORY CELL BIOLOGY 1


 

3

 

 

CHEM 0250- PREQ: CHEM 0120 or 0720 or 0770 or 0970 or 0102 or (CHEM 0112 and 0114);

CHEM 1130- PREQ: CHEM 1410 or 1301 or 1341, Class Attributes Capstone,

CHEM 1600- PREQ: (CHEM 0320 or 0740 or 0208 or 0232) and (CHEM 1420 or 1302 or 1342), Class Attributes Capstone Course,

BIOSC 1500- PREQ: BIOSC 1000 or 1810 (MIN GRADE 'C') 

BIOSC 1940- PREQ: (BIOSC 0350 or 0355 or BIOL 0350 or 0203) and (BIOSC 1000 or 1810) (MIN GRADE 'C') 

BIOENG 1070 - (PREQ: ENGR 0012 and CHEM 0120 and PHYS 0175) (CREQ: ENGR 0016); PLAN: Bionengineering (SEEK PERMISSION NUMBER FROM BIOE)


 

2 Advanced Labs

See Electives

Suggestions: 2 of the following:

BIOSC 0050-FOUNDATIONS OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY 1 (Lab for 0150) 

Chem 0260- INTRODUCTION TO ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LAB (Lab for 0250) 

Chem 1430- PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 1 (Lab for 1480) 

***Chem 1605- SYNTH & CHARCTRZTN POLYMERS LAB (Lab for 1600); 

OR 1 of the following: Chem 0345- ORGANIC LABORATORY (2 cr)

2

BIOSC 0050 PREQ: BIOSC 0150 or 0715 or 0170 or 0190 or BIOL 0101 or 0110 (MIN GRADE: 'C' for all courses listed) or CREQ: BIOENG 1070 

CHEM 0260- CREQ: CHEM 0250 or 0201 or 0325 

 

CHEM 0345- PREQ: CHEM 0310 or 0730; CREQ: CHEM 0740 or 0320

CHEM 1430- PREQ: CHEM 1302 or 1342 or 1410 or 1480  

CHEM 1605- PREQ: (CHEM 0320 or 0740) and (CHEM 0340 or 0750); CREQ: CHEM 1600

Systems Engineering I: Dynamics and Modeling ChE 0500 - SYSTEMS ENGINEERING 1: DYNAMICS AND MODELING 5 CHE 0500 - PREQ: CHE 0300 and 0400 with min grade of C- CREQ: CHE 0501; PROG: Swanson School of Engineering 
Systems Engineering Lab I ChE 0501 - SYSTEMS ENGINEERING 1: DYNAMICS AND MODELING LABORATORY 1 CHE 0501- CREQ: CHE 0500; PROG: Swanson School of Engineering
Humanities/Social Science 5 See Hum & SS List 3  
Seminar ChE 1085 - DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR 0 CHE 1085 - School of Engineering students only
  Total Credits 17  
SEMESTER 8      
Systems Engineering II: Process Design ChE 0613 - SYSTEM ENGINEERING 2: PROCESS DESIGN 5 CHE 0613- PREQ: CHE 0300 and 0400 with min grade of C-; PROG: Swanson School of Engineering 
ChE Safety and Ethics (Must be taken with ChE 0613) ChE 0602 - CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SAFETY AND ETHICS 2 CHE 0602- PREQ: 0400; CREQ: CHE 0613; PROG: Swanson School of Engineering
ChE or PETE Elective See ChE/PETE Electives 3  
Professional Elective See Electives 3  
Humanities/Social Science 6 See Hum & SS List 3  
Seminar ChE 1085 - DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR 0 CHE 1085 - School of Engineering students only.
  Total Credits 16  
  Total Degree Credits 132  

CHE PILLAR COURSES

  • All four of the Pillar courses, CHE 0100, CHE 0200, CHE 0300 and CHE 0400, require a minimum grade of “C-“ in order to move forward in the pillar sequence.
  • Sequential scheduling is recommended as best practice, but CHE 0300 and CHE 0400 may be taken out of sequence with an approved reason, such as co-op participation.
  • CHE 0100 – CHE 0400 must be successfully completed as pre-requisites for capstone classes CHE 0500 and CHE 0613.
  • Only select, qualified transfer students may take specific concurrent pillar courses with the direct approval of the Undergraduate Program Coordinator.

 

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR BS DEGREE 132

**In order to qualify to take BIOSC 1500 or 1940 one must take BIOSC 1000 for the Biochemistry requirement (i.e., not ChE 1530).

*** Chem 1605 should be taken concurrently with Chem 1600 (i.e., in Semester 7). While one may take Chem 1430 concurrently with Chem 1480, it is preferable to take Chem 1430 after completing Chem 1480 (e.g., in Semester 7). If one would like to take them concurrently, one needs to contact the Chemistry department for a permission number.

****A special section of Biochemistry that is designed to meet the specific needs of our ChE undergraduates is only offered in the fall term(s) under the catalog number CHEM 1880 (formerly CHEM 1810). We recommend that all ChE students satisfy their Biochemistry requirement by taking the ChE-specific section of CHEM 1880 that is taught by Dr. Childers. The Chemical Engineering section of CHEM 1880 is plan-specific for our students, has no recitation and only a pre-req of CHEM 0320. The CHEM 1810 section offered in the spring will satisfy requirements, but it has different pre-requisites (that the department cannot waive or alter for you), has a required recitation, and is paced differently than the PLAN SPECIFIC Chemical Engineering section offered only in the fall.

*****We do not, at present, anticipate offering ChE 1530 in the upcoming semesters.


NOTES:
Freshman Engineering Courses (Applies to transfer students) - The Freshman Engineering sequence may be satisfied via participation in the Swanson School Freshman Program and successful completion of either ENGR 0011 and ENGR 0012 or, for honors students, ENGR 0711 and ENGR 0715. For students that do not complete the Freshman Program (i.e., transfer students), ENGR 0011 should be replaced with either ENGR 0015 or an appropriate "technical elective" (i.e., an additional Chemical Engineering, Advanced Science, or Engineering elective each of which are described below). Additionally, transfer students can either take ENGR 0016 or replace those credits with a programming class that is equal to CS 0007 or CS 0401, in either case the transfer student must have/take the equivalent of ENGCMP 0200 (does not count as the Composition requirement).

- Co-op students register for ENGR 1090, 1 credit, during each of their 3 rotations for a total of 3 credits. These 3 credits satisfy a ChE, Engineering, or Professional Elective requirement.

(√)

___ Obtained a minimum cumulative quality point average of 2.0 for all courses completed at the University of Pittsburgh and all departmental courses (CHE).

___ A writing intensive, W, section of any course in the curriculum was completed. This requirement is different from and in addition to the composition course requirement.

___ Attendance of a University of Pittsburgh Environmental Health and Safety (http://www.ehs.pitt.edu) Health and Safety seminar during the Sophomore, Junior or Senior year.      

___ Application for graduation was filled out and returned to the Office of Administration (151 Benedum) before the deadline for the term in which you want to graduate. The deadline is typically near the end of the first month of the term in which you plan to graduate, so apply during the first week of the term.

___Study Abroad: You are required to completely fill out Part 3 of 3: Program and Course Approval of the Study Abroad Contract and make an appointment with Dr. Taryn Bayles for approval before going abroad. Course descriptions must accompany this form. A copy of all information collected along with the fully executed and signed Program and Course Approval Form must be given to the Academic Administrator for inclusion in your file.  Any changes in classes taken once you are abroad must be reported and approved by Dr. Bayles. Once you return, you must request your transcript in order to get credit for the study abroad classes. 

___ Final report on independent study classes and/or co-op report were filed in the main office. All students who have completed one or more CHE 1097 research courses must present a poster on their work at an approved conference or event at least one time prior to graduation. 

___ Complete the Qualtrics Senior Exit Survey during the last month of your last term (contact the Undergraduate Administrator prior to graduation if you did not receive this survey via your Pitt email). 

Composition Requirement (one required)

The purpose of this class is to teach you how to write. The list of courses that satisfy the composition course requirement is as follows:

  • ENGCMP 0400, Written Professional Communication 
  • ENGCMP 0410, Writing in the Legal Profession
  • ENGCMP 0420, Writing for the Public
  • ENGCMP 0440, Critical Writing 
  • ENGCMP 0450, Research Writing 

(Note: ENGCMP 0200 IS NOT accepted because Freshman are required to either take ENGR 0012 or ENGR 0015 plus ENGCMP 0200) Although these courses are W courses; a single ENGCOMP course cannot be used to satisfy both the composition requirement and “W” requirement described below NOR can the composition course be used to satisfy one of the six HUM/SS courses. The composition requirement is different from and in addition to the writing requirement and the six HUM/SS requirement.

“W” Requirement (one required)

The purpose of this class is to allow you to practice writing in some external context. As such, this is not a specific required class, but instead a required property of one of your other courses. In other words, a course that satisfies your W requirement may be counted toward one of your other graduation requirements (except the composition requirement), but does not need to be. One writing intensive (W) course must be completed prior to graduation.

  • Any W section of any course taken at the University of Pittsburgh can satisfy this requirement. The course can be technical or non-technical.
    Note: A course MAY be offered as a W, but it may NOT. It depends on the content of the course when offered. The W will appear in the schedule of classes if it is a W section. A list of W classes can be found at http://www.courses.as.pitt.edu/ where you will use the "General Education" pulldown menu on the right.
  • An advanced standing course (AS) from another university or college that was a W section can satisfy this requirement. You may be required to obtain a memo from the instructor as supporting documentation.
  • Englit advanced placement (AP) from high school does not satisfy this requirement.
    Commonly, the "W" course is a Humanities/Social Science course from the approved list indicated by a "W" in the schedule of classes.
    A professional elective that concentrates on writing (ENGCMP 0400 - Written Professional Communication) can satisfy this requirement, however no single course can satisfy both the “W” requirement and the composition requirement. Thus, ENGCMP 0400 can only satisfy this requirement if some other class is used to satisfy the "composition" requirement (see above).

Electives

Chemical/Petroleum Engineering Elective (one required)

These electives are offered by the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, either as ChE or PetE designated courses. (Required core courses may not be used to satisfy this requirement.)
Co-op can also be used to satisfy this requirement. ENGR 1933 can be used to satisfy this requirement. 

Engineering Elective (one required)

The engineering elective must be a technical class offered by any engineering department other than Chemical and Petroleum Engineering. Any of the suggested classes are satisfactory as are many upper-level classes taken toward a minor, concentration, or certificate program in another engineering discipline (excluding ENGR 0715, IE 1010, IE 1040, and any of the "short term" international courses offered by the Swanson School; see: Study Abroad).

Note: questions regarding which classes are considered non-technical should be directed to the Undergraduate Coordinator.
Co-op can also be used to satisfy this requirement.

Advanced Science Elective (one required)

The advanced science elective may be one of the suggested courses listed on the Degree Programs page or any upper-level class offered from the following departments (the lowest accepted course level number is indicated):
• Astronomy-0100
• Biological Sciences-1170 (0150 and 0160 are also allowed)
• Chemistry-1130 (0250 is also allowed, Chemistry 1720 is NOT allowed)     
• Geology-1000 -1299 and 1400-1960
• Physics-0477

Professional Elective (one* required)

The professional elective is aimed at advancing your professional abilities. As such, we will accept a wide variety of courses including any of the International Engineering courses offered by the Swanson School (see Study Abroad). Also acceptable are any courses that would qualify as a CHE/PETE elective, an Engineering elective, or an Advanced Science elective, as well as MATH 0280 or any class from the Mathematics department with course number 0400 or higher.  Additionally, many, but not all, Communications courses (e.g. ENGR 1010, COMMRC 0520 are acceptable) or courses from a professional school such as Business, Legal Studies, Library and Information Sciences, or Public and International Affairs are acceptable.  You are responsible for getting special permission, if required, to take the class from the department offering the course.

Co-op can also be used to satisfy this requirement.

Any course that is not explicitly covered by this description must be approved by the Undergraduate Coordinator/Vice Chair for Education.

Advanced Laboratory (two required)

The advanced laboratory requirement may be satisfied by taking two total credits from the suggested courses listed on the Degree Programs page. Note that the 2 credit Organic Chemistry lab (CHEM 345) will satisfy both required lab credits. Also, we will count any lab taken as a complement to the advanced science elective toward one of these requirements (even if the lab course is not explicitly on the list).

Humanities and Social Sciences Electives (six required)

Students must complete six humanities/social sciences electives from the approved list in order to graduate. A full list of rules that govern these electives can be found on the Swanson School site. 

In addition to the SSOE rules governing humanities/social sciences electives the following rules pertain to all ChE students: (1) a minimum of one humanities and one social science class is required; (2) a maximum of one course that does not have a "Pitt equivalent" (i.e., one course that is designated as 0000, such as ENGLIT 0000) can be used -- such a course must be from a department that is already represented on the approved list and, for the purposes of fulfilling the depth requirement, any 0000 course will be considered an "introductory level" course.

If you wish to take a class to satisfy either a humanities or social science and it is not on the approved list of electives, you will need permission from the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. In order to obtain this permission, first you must discuss the course with the Vice Chair for Undergraduate Education. If the Vice Chair agrees with your request, you then fill out a request form and include a copy of the description of the class (both available in the main office-940 Benedum), and take it to the Associate Dean's Office for consideration.  In general, independent projects and introductory courses are not accepted nor are courses that might be considered "skill" versus "knowledge/theory" courses.  Please do not request any class from a department which is not on the approved list (e.g., Administration of Justice).