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.
•  Chemical Engineering
•  Chemical and Biological Engineering

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

Students may also pursue the following.
• Pre-med curriculum
 • Biomedical minor