Why ChBE for Undergrad?

Our undergraduate programs each provide a challenging curriculum that allows students to pursue a variety of career options. Not only do our graduates work in a variety of high-tech industries, they are well prepared to pursue careers in medicine or other fields in which a strong science and technology background can be a plus, such as business or law.

  • Students in Undergraduate LabChBE graduate program is ranked 14th, undergraduate program ranked 18th by US News
    • ChBE was the only undergraduate chemical engineering program in the Mountain Time Zone to make the US News list
  • Multiple degrees and options
  • Strong emphasis on undergrad research opportunities (over 2/3 of undergrads participate)
    • Senior Thesis
    • Independent Study
    • Research for pay (Discovery Learn, UROP, BURST)
  • Emphasis on teamwork
  • Innovative teaching
    UG studentsStudents conduct heat transfer and fluid dynamics experiments in the Undergraduate Lab I course
  • Award-winning educators
  • Special programs
    • Study abroad
    • Honors
    • BS/MS
    • Earn-Learn
  • High level of interaction between faculty and students
  • Interaction with industry

Student in Undergraduate LabMultiple Degrees and Options

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering has two distinct ABET accredited BS degree programs.

The BS in chemical engineering also offers optional variations to the core curriculum that allow students to specialize.
 •  Environmental
 •  Energy
 •  Bioengineering
 •  Materials