Chemical & Life Science Engineering

Undergraduate Studies

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B.S. with concentration in Chemical Engineering
B.S. with concentration in Life Science Engineering
Minor in Chemical and Life Science Engineering

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As a student in our undergraduate program, we expect you to be more than an engineer. We place great emphasis on developing your communication and business skills as well as your knowledge in general science, mathematics and biological science. Of course, at the heart of our program is the chemical and life science course material on mass and energy balances, unit operations, transport phenomena, thermodynamics, reaction engineering, process control and process design, and economics.

Prospective students

If you choose to major in chemical and life science engineering, you will choose from two tracks: life science engineering or chemical engineering. Our admission procedures are the same as those for the School of Engineering.

Current students

Once enrolled in the program, you are expected to work closely with your faculty adviser. At times, the requirements of the program can change, so it is critical that you meet with your adviser at least once a semester to go over course options and program details. And remember, your adviser can link you to opportunities, including research and job experiences.

Mission statement

We will prepare the graduates of our program for a broad range of exciting professional opportunities in the chemical and life science industries or for advanced study in graduate school and other professional schools. To meet this goal we will present to our students a rigorous curriculum in the fundamentals of chemical and life science engineering that builds on the course work they will receive in the sciences of mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology. To better prepare our students to compete and contribute to society, we will foster a pedagogical approach that promotes teamwork, communication and entrepreneurial skills.

Chemical and Life Science, with a concentration in chemical engineering (B.S.)

The department offers a Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Life Science Engineering, and includes a chemical engineering concentration and a life science engineering concentration. Each student must choose the desired concentration upon initial registration.

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Chemical and Life Science Engineering, with a concentration in life science engineering (B.S.)

The department offers a Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Life Science Engineering, and includes a chemical engineering concentration and a life science engineering concentration. Each student must choose the desired concentration upon initial registration.

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Chemical and Life Science Engineering, minor in (minor)

The minor in chemical and life science engineering consists of 20 credits and requires completion of the courses listed on the Bulletin. Click the link below to learn more.

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