Chemical Engineering BS

Chemical engineers are uniquely equipped to tackle some of the most pressing problems facing society, including those related to energy, health, food, water, and the environment. Building on a foundation of physics, chemistry, math, and biology, chemical engineers invent, design, and deploy the means to produce the materials needed by society, in ways that are safe, economical, scalable, and sustainable. Chemical engineers also use their skills to design and optimize new materials and products, such as water purification devices, drug-delivery patches, biodegradable plastics, or artificial tissues and organs. Moreover, chemical engineering is a professional degree, meaning it provides graduates with a path to management roles where an even greater impact on society can often be realized.

The program at UB is broadly based to prepare graduates for diverse roles as engineers, and to prepare them for employment in a vast array of industries. Most graduates enter the work force immediately, but some continue on to graduate study and careers in research, and a few pursue degrees in medicine, business or law. A new co-op program provides an option to gain industrial experience before graduation, and many students conduct research with the Department's award-winning faculty.

Last updated: June 26, 2019 10:59 am EDT