Pre-Engineering Specialization in Chemical Engineering

Investigate a Career in Chemical Engineering

Interested in pursuing a degree in engineering, but you’re not sure what to choose or where to start? Sign up for a Pre-Engineering Specialization in Chemical Engineering at University of Houston-Clear Lake. Through this course of study, your engineering education will be immersed in the chemistry and engineering instruction you need to be prepared for a future in chemical engineering. You will also enroll in typical university core curriculum and foundational curriculum courses to give you a well-rounded college experience.

Taking the Next Steps in Your Specialization

After completing the coursework for this two-year program, you may apply for admission to the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston, transfer to a different university system, or remain at UHCL. This gives you the power to choose the direction of your education and your future. Engineering can be a challenging course of study to some students, so we encourage you to consult with an adviser to determine what’s right for you.
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Degree Requirements

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Freshman Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority - February 1
    Final - August 1

  • Spring

    Priority - September 1
    Final - December 1

  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Summer 2017

    Priority – May 22
    Final (Summer I) – June 5
    Final (Summer II) – July 10

  • Fall 2017

    Priority – August 14
    Final – August 28

  • Spring 2018

    Priority – January 4
    Final – January 16

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 1

*Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

**Freshman will not be accepted for Summer semester


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University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

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Accreditations and Distinctions

UHCL is one of only 10 U.S. universities with computing programs accredited under three different curriculum guidelines of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Inc. The College of Science and Engineering’s undergraduate degree plan in computer engineering is accredited by the ABET’s Engineering Accreditation Commission, while its Computer Accreditation Commission has accredited our undergraduate degree plans in computer science and computer information systems. The organization’s Applied Science Commission has accredited the undergraduate environmental science sub-plans for safety and industrial hygiene. Our chemistry degree program is accredited by the American Chemical Society.

Pre-Engineering Specialization in Chemical Engineering Faculty

Keith C. Drake
Keith Drake

Keith C. Drake

Director of Cyber Security Institute and Clinical Associate Professor of Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3853
Office: D145

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Jeffrey R. Mountain
Jeffrey R. Mountain

Jeffrey R. Mountain

Professor and Program Chair Mechanical Engineering Program,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3846
Office: D106

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