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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 $3,255
Application Fee $30
Lab Fees $85
Books/Supplies $618
Total $4,175


Fall 2017 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 141 College Chemistry I w/Lab **,+ 4
M 171 Calculus I **,+ 4
WRIT 101 College Writing I **,+ 3
COMX 111 Intro to Public Speaking *** 3
University Core -- Select one of the following: + 3
Art (IA and RA) Options
MUSI 101 Enjoyment of Music 3
MUSI 103 Fundamntls of Musical Creation 3
MUSI 203 American Popular Music 3
MUSI 207 World Music (equiv to 307) 3
PHOT 154 Exploring Digital Photography 4
ARTZ 105 Visual Language-Drawing 3
Humanities (IH and RH) Options
HSTA 101 American History I 3
HSTA 102 American History II 3
LIT 110 Intro to Lit 3
PHL 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHL 110 Introduction to Ethics 3
Social Science (IS and SN) Options
PSCI 210 Intro to American Government 3
PSYX 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Diversity (D) Options
EDU 211 Multicultural Education 3
NASX 232 MT Ind Cltrs/Hstry/Iss (=332) 3
SPNS 102 Elementary Spanish II * 4

First Year
CHMY 143 College Chemistry II w/Lab *,+ 4
M 172 Calculus II *,+ 4
PHSX 220 Physics 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
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.4
PHSX 222Physics II (w/calculus)4

Year 2 - Spring Semester
M 274Intro to Differential Equations4
EGEN 102Intro to Engineer Comp Apps3
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.