BS in Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering Major

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Chemical engineers are dedicated to designing devices and processes that convert input materials into valuable products in industries that use pharmaceuticals, plastics, fine chemicals, biologically derived fuels, and many others. Students graduate from the chemical engineering major ready to take on society’s most pressing challenges in the production of energy, food, medicine, the environment, and materials.

Students develop a strong foundation in chemistry, physics, quantitative reasoning and the fundamental sciences that gives way to coursework covering cutting-edge computational tools for exploring the complex processes and systems encompassing chemical engineering. You will emerge with the vision to identify a need, perform analysis and deliver a solution.

Drexel Engineering combines immersive, design-oriented coursework taught by world recognized faculty experts with co-op, your capstone senior design experience and research opportunities to have you ready to start a career making an immediate impact.


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Minors

Many students combine a minor within the College of Engineering. Students can minor in an any area, not just engineering. Popular minors include business, chemistry and environmental science.

Madeleine Pelchat<br>
Hometown: Wynnewood, Pennsylvania<br>
Major: Chemical Engineering<br>
Class Year: 2021

Student Stories

Madeleine Pelchat
Hometown: Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
Major: Chemical Engineering
Class Year: 2021

Madeleine’s Story

Drexel Engineering Co-Op

Co-op crystalizes understanding of your chosen field. You come away knowing more about your options for a career path, your preferred work environment, and your focus within your chosen discipline. The context you gain provides you with the ability to start your career ready to make a difference.

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Curriculum and Requirements

Chemical Engineering students are required to successfully complete 181.5 credits for graduation with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. The required courses for the degree are a combination of engineering and elective courses that empower students to pursue their interests in the field.

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Student Experience

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Leadership and Research Programs
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