Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineers work in the forefront of energy, materials and microelectronics fields, including:

  • Renewable and sustainable energy
  • Decarbonization
  • Nanomaterials and nanotechnology
  • Photovoltaics (PV) and biofuels
  • Quantum simulations
  • Hydrogen production
  • Microelectronics, data storage and semiconductors
  • Atomic and molecular layer deposition
  • Computational engineering
  • Materials science and catalysis
  • Polymers and soft materials

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Chemical and biological engineers specialize in human health research and applications, including:

  • Biotechnology
  • Sustainable biofuels
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Vaccine development
  • Tissue engineering and regeneration
  • Biomaterials
  • Genome engineering
  • Medical devices
  • Protein engineering
  • Stem cells

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Current undergraduate students can find their information here

How will my AP and IB credit count towards my degree in the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department?

Our department equivalency table within our Advising Guide shows exactly how your credit counts toward your degree in our program depending on the scores you receive on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams.

I’d like to transfer into the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department. How do I go about this?

It depends on where you currently are enrolled. Students within the College of Engineering and Applied Science at CU-Boulder need to complete a “Change of Major Form” available from the College of Engineering and Applied Science. Students in another college at CU Boulder would want to look at the requirements for Intra-University Transfers. There are specific deadlines each semester for intra-university transfers, so make sure you are aware of when you need to apply. Students from outside the CU Boulder community should view the information available to prospective transfer students. You will need to complete an application to the university.

Where can I find more information about the College of Engineering and Applied Science at CU Boulder?

General information on the College of Engineering can be found on the prospective student website. Here you will find details on how to sign up for a college tour, what facilities are available within the college, and which scholarships are available specifically to engineering students.

I’m looking for information on financial aid. Does the department have any specific aid for incoming students?

The Chemical and Biological Engineering Department does not have any financial aid specifically for our students. You can check with the university Office of Financial Aid and the College of Engineering and Applied Science Financial Aid & Scholarships website.