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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.

  • ChBE graduate program is ranked No. 18, undergraduate program ranked No. 17 by U.S. News and World Report
  • Multiple degrees and options
  • Strong emphasis on undergrad research opportunities
    • Senior Thesis
    • Independent Study
    • Research for pay (Discovery Learn, UROP, BURST)
  • Emphasis on teamwork
  • Innovative teaching
  • Award-winning educators
  • Special programs
    • Study abroad
    • Honors
    • BS/MS degrees
    • Earn-Learn
  • High level of interaction between faculty and students
  • Interaction with industry

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. 

  • Energy
  • Materials

Students may also pursue the following, along with other minors offered at CU Boulder: