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Improve Our World Through Math, Science and Engineering
Are you interested in applying scientific principles to the creation of new chemicals and chemical processes? Chemical engineering brings together math, chemistry, physics, biology and engineering to build — and improve — the world around us. Clarkson's bachelor's degree program in chemical engineering offers a personalized educational environment designed to provide an in-depth understanding of chemical engineering principles.
Why Major in Chemical Engineering at Clarkson?
The chemical engineering program at Clarkson is known for impactful hands-on experiences, state-of-the-art facilities and research excellence, preparing students to excel and command high salaries after graduation.
Our Department helps you develop strong technical skills, as well as versatility. We'll prepare you for a career in whatever setting you choose — be it a multi-billion-dollar corporation or a startup, a government agency or graduate school. The choice is yours.
Small class sizes and low student-to-faculty ratios allow close interaction with your instructors, who have combined expertise in all modern areas of chemical engineering.
We develop thought leaders prepared to change the world through new and more environmentally sound products and processes in a multitude of industries. Chemical engineers are also uniquely positioned to address climate change, particularly in developing more sustainable chemical products that minimally impact our planet.
What You'll Learn
The chemical engineering bachelor's degree program consists of 30 credit hours. This in-depth program allows some flexibility in your schedule to complete your degree. You can choose a minor in an area that interests you and complements your chemical engineering degree.
Chemical engineering majors take such courses as :
- Chemical Process Safety
- Chemical Reactor Principles
- Electives in biochemical, electrochemical and plasma engineering
- Molecular Properties
- Process Economics and Conceptual Design
- Thermodynamics of Chemical Systems