Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering


What is Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering?

This major focuses on the chemical transformation of substances to products and energy for society. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is rooted in chemistry. As a Chemical and Biomolecular 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.

Career Options

  • Advanced materials
  • Consumer products
  • Food and beverage
  • Fuels and energy
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Plastics

Post-Graduation Success1

86% employed or continuing education

77% employed after graduation

9% attending graduate school

$69,374 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: ExxonMobil, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), General Mills

Sample grad school destinations: University of Texas at Austin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of California, Berkeley

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

30 - 34 ACT Score

1360 - 1490 SAT Score

3.56 - 3.93 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $17,040
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,180
  • Total: $36,394


  • Tuition: $34,182
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $53,876


  • Tuition: $39,400
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $59,094