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Chemical Engineering—BS

Chemical Engineering: The Universal Engineer

Would you like to be known as "the universal engineer" and have a hand in many different engineering disciplines? If so, chemical engineering is the degree for you. With your love of math and chemistry, you will strengthen your skills in preparation for one of today’s most versatile engineering fields. From environmental to energy to medical, countless fields rely on chemical engineers.

With a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering, you will be able to design safe, sustainable, and economical equipment for large-scale chemical or biological manufacturing plants. You won’t be stuck in the lab, though. Chemical engineers frequently work to protect the environment by inventing cleaner technologies or modeling the environmental impacts of chemical processes.

Chemical engineers have contributed to major scientific breakthroughs, including the following:

  • Chemotherapy with reduced side effects
  • Vaccines that ward off epidemics
  • Cleaner sources of energy
  • Earth-friendly plastics
  • Greener chemical processes
  • Innovative consumer goods
  • Rapid blood-typing
  • Medical microdevices
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Seawater desalination

Educational Objectives and Programs Outcomes for the B.S. in Chemical Engineering