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Department of Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering

Learn to solve society’s critical challenges with a sustainability-focused edge.

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The Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering at ESF is distinguished by a strong emphasis on engineering of chemical and biochemical processes. With a focus green and eco-friendly products and processes, we educate students for careers in the chemical, materials, and sustainable environment industries.

Our courses focus on solving critical challenges.

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A chemical engineering degree provides opportunities. Our courses give students the appropriate background to specialize in any field of modern chemical engineering. Our bachelor’s program offers several complementary minors, including:

  • Bioprocess Science
  • Computer & Information Technology
  • Management
  • Paper Science

Program Requirements


Laboratory demonstration.

Our students work on 
cutting-edge research.

Hands-on experience is a critical component of learning, and our students participate through department laboratories, where they can put the tools that they learn into practice.

Laboratory demonstration.

Our students are active on 
campus and in the industry.

Another way our students get involved is through the College’s clubs and organizations, such as the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, TAPPI, Engineers Without Borders, or Engineering for a Sustainable Society.

Laboratory demonstration.

Real-world experience is a
cornerstone of our program.

There are numerous internship opportunities available in ESF lab, industry-leading sustainable materials and packaging manufacturers, and national and international research laboratories. We encourage our students to gain real-world experience through internships and co-ops, and help them to establish connections with employers.

Laboratory demonstration.

Our graduates are 
in demand.

Post-graduate outcomes have never been stronger, and our graduates are in high demand. Over the past few years, almost 100% of our graduates are employed or pursuing graduate studies. Many students receive their job offer from an internship sponsor well in advance of their graduation. The future is bright for sustainable and green engineering.




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Chemical Engineering Degree Outcomes

A degree in chemical engineering positions graduates for rewarding careers in leading-edge technology fields for the benefit of the society of the future.

Career Options

  • Chemical Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Material Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer