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Chemical Engineering

College of Engineering

  • Bachelor of Science

Do you like food? Medicine? Engineering? Do you want to know how to make it better? Then join the chemical engineering major to learn exactly that! Learn the science behind your favorite coffee or whiskey drinks. Come invent the next solar cell to change the future of solar power energy. If you love to convert one thing into another, then you are a chemical engineer!

Major Requirements

As a chemical engineering major, you will begin your study with an extensive series of foundation courses in science and mathematics. At the upper division level, you will take advanced courses in specific topics in chemical engineering. These courses will include subjects such as applied chemistry, applied mathematics, computers and automation, and food process engineering.

Contact Information

Degree Outcomes


  • Chemical Engineer
  • Chemical Plant and System Operator
  • Manufacturing Production Technician
  • Food Scientist
  • Biotechnologist

Graduate Study

  • Environmental science
  • Energy
  • Synthetic biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical engineering

Alumni Employers

  • Chevron
  • L’Oreal
  • Bayer
  • General Mills
  • California Energy Commission
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