Academics

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The Mork Family Department is a unique combination of three distinct but related disciplines, namely: Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering and Petroleum Engineering.  Due to the rich multidisciplinary nature of our department, we offer a number of degree programs. At the undergraduate level, we offer a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemical Engineering (with a choice of five options or emphases). For undergraduates enrolled in majors other than Chemical Engineering, we offer a Minor in Petroleum Engineering. At the graduate level, we offer distinct Master’s and doctoral degrees in three disciplines: Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Petroleum Engineering.

Degree Programs

More information about the undergraduate and graduate programs, such as the graduation requirements and sample schedules, is detailed on the following pages.

Undergraduate

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    Chemical Engineering

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    Petroleum Engineering Minor

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Graduate

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    Chemical Engineering

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    Materials Science

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    Petroleum Engineering

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Ph.D.

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    Chemical Engineering

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    Materials Science

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    Petroleum Engineering

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Academic Conduct

Statement of Academic Conduct and Support Systems

Academic Conduct

Plagiarism – presenting someone else’s ideas as your own, either verbatim or recast in your own words – is a serious academic offense with serious consequences. Please familiarize yourself with the discussion of plagiarism in SCampus in Section 11, Behavior Violating University Standards. Other forms of academic dishonesty are equally unacceptable. See additional information in SCampus and university policies on scientific misconduct.

Discrimination, sexual assault, and harassment are not tolerated by the university. You are encouraged to report any incidents to the Office of Equity and Diversity or to the Department of Public Safety. This is important for the safety whole USC community. Another member of the university community – such as a friend, classmate, advisor, or faculty member – can help initiate the report, or can initiate the report on behalf of another person. The Center for Women and Men provides 24/7 confidential support, and the sexual assault resource center webpage describes reporting options and other resources.

Support Systems

A number of USC’s schools provide support for students who need help with scholarly writing. Check with your advisor or program staff to find out more. Students whose primary language is not English should check with the American Language Institute, which sponsors courses and workshops specifically for international graduate students. The Office of Disability Services and Programs provides certification for students with disabilities and helps arrange the relevant accommodations. If an officially declared emergency makes travel to campus infeasible, USC Emergency Information will provide safety and other updates, including ways in which instruction will be continued by means of blackboard, teleconferencing, and other technology.