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Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Program Overview

The Chemical and Biochemical Engineering program combines classroom and laboratory learning with hands-on practical and pre-professional training through numerous research and internship opportunities.

Our highly regarded faculty members are engaged in cutting-edge research in the areas of pharmaceutical science and technology and life sciences engineering. Special areas of focus include biotechnology, biomolecular engineering, and tissue engineering; the design, manufacture, and applications of nanostructured materials; and energy and sustainability.

We maintain close ties with industry leaders —such as DuPont, ExxonMobil, L’Oréal, and Merck—that support CBE programs with research and on-site training opportunities.

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Degrees Offered and Curricular Options

The Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department offers the following degree programs: 

•   Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering
                  Biochemical Engineering
•    Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts Dual Degree
•    Bachelor of Science/Master of Science Five-year Dual Degree
•    Bachelor of Science/Master of Engineering Five-year Dual Degree
•    Bachelor of Science/Master of Business Administration Five-year Dual Degree
•    Master of Business Science Degree in Chemical Engineering
•    Master of Engineering Degree Pharmaceutical Engineering
•    Doctoral Degree Chemical Engineering


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Career Paths

  • Engineer alternative fuels
  • Engineer new biotechnologies
  • Manufacture chemicals
  • Design and construct chemical plants
  • Create new consumer goods Improve environmental health and safety
  • Develop new foods and beverages
  • Engineer new pharmaceuticals
  • Engineer waste management systems
Chemical engineering professor with graduate student working in lab

Meet Tiffany Yang

“Women need to see other women in male-dominated industries. I want to be an inspiration to women to achieve in uncomfortable spaces.”

Tiffany Yang