The chemical engineering major immerses students, from the very beginning, in computer applications, design, and communication.The chemical engineering major immerses students, from the very beginning, in computer applications, design, and communication.

Undergraduate Study
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Undergraduate Handbook

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Permission Numbers

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Student Organizations

American Institute for Chemical Engineers

Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering hosts an undergraduate student chapter with the American Institute for Chemical Engineers. Joining the chapter offers a great way to meet classmates and learn about career and graduate school opportunities in chemical engineering.

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Engineers for a Sustainable World

Engineers for a Sustainable World mobilizes engineers through education, training, and practical action, building collaborative partnerships to meet the needs of current and future generations.

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Are you interested in alternative energy sources and solar powered cars? NUsolar is an undergraduate program in the McCormick School of Engineering that participates in solar car design competitions.

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Society of Women Engineers

The Society of Women Engineers mission, which was adopted in 1986, is to stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity.

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External Organizations and Professional Societies

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The McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science assigns a faculty adviser to each incoming freshman. This adviser may or may not be a faculty member of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

At the end of freshman year, all students are assigned an adviser in their department. Students needing an adviser or wishing to switch advisors should email Heather Bacon, assistant director of advising and student development.

Learn more about advising at Northwestern Engineering