Degrees and Requirements

Engineering Science-Nanotechnology: Chemistry/Bioengineering Emphasis - Pitt

Dual Degree: Any Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree from La Roche with Bachelor of Science in Engineering from University of Pittsburgh.

To successfully complete the terms of the articulation agreement, the following is required:

  • must be enrolled at LRC for at least the past 2 years
  • must have a QPA of 3.0 or higher at time of application to University of Pittsburgh engineering program
  • must receive favorable recommendation from the combined degree progarm liason at LRC
  • must successfully complete all science and math pre-requisite course requirements for their intended engineering  major with a grade of C or better and a GPA of 3.0 or better
    • Foundations: 46 credits
    • Mathematics: 16 credits
    • Chemistry: 9-11 credits (choose 3 courses from the list below)
    • Engineering: 3 credits (taken at Pitt)
  • must have completed the major requirements prescribed by their LRC program prior to commencing study at the University of Pittsburgh or have a written plan in place to show how these requirements will be met at the University of Pittsburgh

Summary of Requirements

Chemistry: 9-11 credits: choose three courses (with labs if applicable)

  • CHEM2015
    ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I |

    CHEM2015
    ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A study of the classification and characterization of organic compounds, their preparation, properties and reactions. The application of modern organic theories to these subjects is stressed. Topics include nomenclature, bond theory, stereochemistry, synthesis, mechanisms, and structure determination by instrumental methods. Lecture and laboratory course.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    CHEM1002 concurrent: CHEM2015L

  • CHEM2015L
    ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I-LAB |

    CHEM2015L
    ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I-LAB |

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/1

    Laboratory for CHEM2015|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • CHEM2016
    ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II |

    CHEM2016
    ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A study of the classification and characterization of organic compounds, their preparation, properties and reactions. The application of modern organic theories to these subjects is stressed. Topics include nomenclature, bond theory, stereochemistry, synthesis, mechanisms, and structure determination by instrumental methods. Lecture and laboratory course.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    CHEM2015 concurrent: CHEM2016L

  • CHEM2016L
    ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II-LAB |

    CHEM2016L
    ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II-LAB |

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/1

    Lab for CHEM2016 Organic Chemistry|

    PREREQUISITES:

    CHEM2015L

  • CHEM3026
    INORGANIC CHEMISTRY |

    CHEM3026
    INORGANIC CHEMISTRY |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course addresses structure and bonding in inorganic compounds, with an emphasis on the transition metals. It includes an introduction to group theory and related symmetry studies. The spectroscopy of inorganic compounds is also explored. A discussion of semiconductors is included.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    CHEM2016

  • CHEM3036
    BIOCHEMISTRY I(BIOL3036) |

    CHEM3036
    BIOCHEMISTRY I(BIOL3036) |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An introduction to the biochemical metabolism of the living cell. Cellular structure, macromolecules, metabolic pathways, energy transformations, regulatory mechanisms and molecular genetics are discussed. Cross-listed with BIOL3036 |

    PREREQUISITES:

    CHEM2015

  • CHEM4032
    PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I |

    CHEM4032
    PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A study of the physical properties of matter, the structure of matter and the theories of chemical interactions. Topics include ideal and real gases, liquids, solids, thermodynamics, chemical equilibria, phase equilibria, chemical kinetics, quantum mechanics, atomic and molecular structure and spectroscopic methods. Lecture and laboratory course.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    CHEM2016 concurrent: CHEM4032L

  • CHEM4033
    PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II |

    CHEM4033
    PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A study of the physical properties of matter, the structure of matter and the theories of chemical interactions. Topics include ideal and real gases, liquids, solids, thermodynamics, chemical equilibria, phase equilibria, chemical kinetics, quantum mechanics, atomic and molecular structure and spectroscopic methods. Lecture and laboratory course.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    CHEM4032 concurrent: CHEM4033L

Engineering : Taken at University of Pittsburgh

  • ENGR0022

    ENGR0022

    Credits (Min/Max): /

    PREREQUISITES:

Foundation Courses (Includes 18 credits of Humanities and Social Science courses): 46 credits

  • CHEM1001
    GENERAL CHEMISTRY I |

    CHEM1001
    GENERAL CHEMISTRY I |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A study of the basic principles governing matter, energy and matter-energy interaction. Topics include atomic structure, bonding theory, aggregated states of matter, stoichiometry, thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium and electrochemistry.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    Concurrent: CHEM1003

  • CHEM1002
    GENERAL CHEMISTRY II |

    CHEM1002
    GENERAL CHEMISTRY II |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A study of the basic principles governing matter, energy and matter-energy interaction. Topics include atomic structure, bonding theory, aggregated states of matter, stoichiometry, thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium and electrochemistry.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    Concurrent: CHEM1004

  • CHEM1003
    GENERAL CHEMISTRY I-LAB |

    CHEM1003
    GENERAL CHEMISTRY I-LAB |

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/1

    A series of experiments related to the content of CHEM1001 emphasizing laboratory techniques and familiarization with basic laboratory equipment. Open to all science majors and non-science majors with a strong interest in chemistry or a professional need.|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • CHEM1004
    GENERAL CHEMISTRY II-LAB |

    CHEM1004
    GENERAL CHEMISTRY II-LAB |

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/1

    A series of experiments related to the content of CHEM1002, emphasizing laboratory techniques and familiarization with basic laboratory equipment. Open to all science majors and non-science majors with a strong interest in chemistry or a professional need.|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • CSCI1010
    PROGRAMMING I |

    CSCI1010
    PROGRAMMING I |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course introduces the art of algorithm design and problem solving in the context of computer programming. The basic structure and logic of the Java language is presented. Topics covered include data types and operators, control flow, repetition and loop statements, arrays and pointers. Good programming practices will be taught and encouraged.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    CSCI1002 or SLSC1005 or SLSC1012 & Concur: CSCI1010L

  • CSCI1010L
    PROGRAMMING I-LAB |

    CSCI1010L
    PROGRAMMING I-LAB |

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/1

    Lab work for CSCI1010 Programming I.|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • MATH1032
    ANALYTIC GEOMETRY & CALCULUS I |

    MATH1032
    ANALYTIC GEOMETRY & CALCULUS I |

    Credits (Min/Max): 4/4

    The first semester of a three-semester integrated course in the elements of analytic geometry and differential and integral calculus. Included are the concept and applications of the derivative of a function of a single variable, differentiation of polynomials and the trigonometric functions, the chain, product and quotient rules, implicit differentiation, and differentials. Concludes with anti-differentiation, integration, area under graphs of functions and applications.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    MATH1010

  • MATH1033
    ANALYTIC GEOMETRY & CALCULUS II |

    MATH1033
    ANALYTIC GEOMETRY & CALCULUS II |

    Credits (Min/Max): 4/4

    A continuation of MATH1032 including applications of the definite integral, area, arc length, volumes and surface area, centroids, average value and theorem of the mean for definite integrals. Derivatives and integrals of transcendental functions are followed by techniques of integration, L'Hopital's Rule and indeterminate forms and improper integrals. Also included are conic sections and polar coordinates.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    MATH1032

  • PHYS1032
    GENERAL PHYSICS I |

    PHYS1032
    GENERAL PHYSICS I |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This is the first of a three-semester introduction to calculus-based physics stressing experimental and problem-solving techniques. Concepts covered are mechanics, kinematics, Newton’s laws of motion, conservation laws, rotational motion, gravitation, oscillation, and wave/acoustics.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    MATH1032, Coreq: PHYS1032L

  • PHYS1032L
    GENERAL PHYSICS I-LAB |

    PHYS1032L
    GENERAL PHYSICS I-LAB |

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/1

    Laboratory for PHYS1032 General Physics I|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • PHYS1033
    GENERAL PHYSICS II |

    PHYS1033
    GENERAL PHYSICS II |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    The second of a three-semester introduction to calculus-based physics. Concepts covered are thermal properties and electromagnetism: thermo dynamics, electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic wave, geometrical optics, and physics optics.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    PHYS1032, Coreq: PHYS1033L

  • PHYS1033L
    GENERAL PHYSICS II-LAB |

    PHYS1033L
    GENERAL PHYSICS II-LAB |

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/1

    Laboratory for PHYS1033 General Physics II|

    PREREQUISITES:

Mathematics: 16 credits

  • MATH2030
    ANALYTIC GEOMETRY & CALC III |

    MATH2030
    ANALYTIC GEOMETRY & CALC III |

    Credits (Min/Max): 4/4

    A continuation of MATH1033 including a study of vectors, parametric equations, solid analytic geometry and functions of several variables. Includes partial differentiation, total differentials, multiple integrals and surface and line integrals, the theorems of Gauss and Stokes, and infinite series.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    MATH1033

  • MATH2031
    ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS |

    MATH2031
    ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A study of first and second order differential equations, infinite series, Laplace transforms and power series together with existence of solution and uniqueness theorems.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    MATH2030

  • MATH3015
    LINEAR ALGEBRA |

    MATH3015
    LINEAR ALGEBRA |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A development of the theory of vector spaces from linear equations, matrices and determinants. Topics include linear independence, bases, dimensions, linear mappings, orthogonal reduction, diagonalization of matrices using eigenvectors and eigenvalues.|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • MATH3040
    PROBABILITY & STATISTICS I |

    MATH3040
    PROBABILITY & STATISTICS I |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A calculus-based first course in probability and statistics for science and honors students. Various discrete and continuous probability distributions will be examined including the binomial, multinomial, Poisson, uniform, exponential, gamma and normal distributions. Mathematical expectation, moment generating functions, linear combinations of random variables, sampling distributions, point estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, regression, correlation and the method of least squares will also be examined.|

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