This major focuses on the chemical transformation of substances to products and energy for society. Chemical Engineering is rooted in chemistry. As a Chemical Engineering student, you’ll develop knowledge in physics, math, and chemistry. You'll learn about momentum transfer, separations, and reactor design. You’ll also apply this knowledge to real-world projects in lab and design classes in a way that will safely operate chemical processes. You can choose from two concentrations: Chemical Engineering and Biomolecular Engineering.
This major is housed within our College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and maintains close ties with The Grainger College of Engineering. Students take advantage of resources and programs in both colleges.
88% employed or continuing education
76% employed after graduation
12% attending graduate school
$70,588 average starting annual income
Sample employer destinations: ExxonMobil, General Mills, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) View All
Sample grad school destinations: University of Texas at Austin, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign View All
4.0 years to degree
94% first-year retention rate
54% four-year graduation rate
82% six-year graduation rate