Undergraduate StudyChemical Engineering Major (BS)
The bachelor of science in chemical engineering is a unique major that exists at the intersection of science and engineering. Building on a foundation of chemistry, biology, physics, and mathematics, the program expands student expertise to thermodynamics, transport processes, and chemical kinetics.
Preparation for careers in the field requires a comprehension of physical, chemical, biological, and engineering principles. The chemical engineering curriculum provides broad fundamental training and prepares graduates for the chemical and process industries or for advanced study.
The program aims to develop graduates who can plan, design, and operate new processes, who can contribute to the development of new chemical products, and who have potential for managerial responsibility in highly technical industrial enterprises.
Areas of Specialization
Our curriculum provides students with the core chemical engineering fundamentals, while offering the option to select one of these six areas of specialization:
- Chemical process engineering
- Environmental engineering and sustainability
- Nanotechnology and molecular engineering
- Polymer science and engineering
Students may also plan an alternate program with an adviser.
Graduates of the chemical engineering major pursue careers in a multitude of industries, including the pharmaceutical, food, chemical, petroleum, information technology, and consulting industries. Many students seek advanced degrees in science and engineering, law, medicine, or business, enrolling in top programs nationwide.