The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Chemical Engineering is a program designed to prepare students to hold leadership positions in chemical engineering, continue their education through advanced study, and appreciate the impact of engineering on society. Graduates will have mastered the chemical engineering fundamentals necessary to serve as practicing engineers and will be prepared for further studies in engineering, science, or other professions.
The chemical engineering curriculum prepares students to apply the fundamentals of chemistry, physics, and engineering to problems related to the efficient and safe production of chemical and related products. A minimum of 128 credit hours is required for the completion of the BS degree. Students are introduced to the engineering method for problem solving, and concepts in engineering design, with the complexity and open-endedness of the problems increasing their sophomore, junior, and senior years. In their senior year courses, students are required to complete major design projects in their courses and laboratories. The BS degree is designed to be completed in four years.