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Department of Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
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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.
Students choose ESF’s Chemical Engineering program because they want to help solve society's critical challenges in energy, manufacturing, and the environment. An education in chemical engineering positions students for impactful and rewarding careers in leading-edge technology fields that benefit our society’s future.
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A chemical engineering degree offers opportunities.

Our courses give students the appropriate background to specialize in any field of modern chemical engineering. Our bachelor’s program offers a number of complementary minors, including:

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

Program Courses

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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.

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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.

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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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Out students get involved on campus.

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.

Our graduates are engineering the future of a sustainable and environmentally friendly society.
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Job Growth
$105,550
Median Annual Salary
100%
ESF Graduate
Outcomes Rate
36,900
Annual Projected
Job Openings
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Contact Us
Dr. Bandaru V. Ramarao
Professor and Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering

Walters Hall
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210-2788
(315) 470-6513