Chemical Engineering Major

Description: A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems employing chemical processes, such as chemical reactors, kinetic systems, electrochemical systems, energy conservation processes, heat and mass transfer systems, and separation processes; and the applied analysis of chemical problems such as corrosion, particle abrasion, energy loss, pollution, and fluid mechanics.

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Chemical Engineering Major

What Kinds of Students Major in Chemical Engineering?

A chemical engineering student excels in mathematics and many aspects of science. The student has good reasoning, analytical and leadership qualities. Hobbies may include computers, conducting experiments and reading.

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What Courses Do Chemical Engineering Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Chemical Engineering majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Electronic Materials
  • Engineering Statistics
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geometry
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Reactor Design
  • Reactor Kinetics

Specializations In This Major

Various specializations related to a major in Chemical Engineering may be offered by colleges and universities. These specializations may be of greater or lesser interest to you. A few of these specializations related to this field include, but are not limited to: