Undergraduate Program

Curriculum Information

Our curriculum provides two areas of concentration: chemical engineering and biomolecular engineering. Each area is based on a strong fundamental understanding of chemical engineering; the biomolecular concentration’s technical electives focus more on bio-applied processing and technology.

  • Chemical Engineering: This concentration is designed to prepare students for careers in the energy, chemical, food, pharmaceutical, semiconductor processing, personal care, fiber, and materials industries.
  • Biomolecular Engineering: This concentration builds upon the traditional principles of chemical engineering, but specializes in biological and biotechnological systems in order to better prepare students who are interested in or seek employment in the food, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries.

Four-Year Plan Technical Electives Dates and Deadlines Student Handbook

Academic Advisors

Academic Advisers in the School of Chemical Sciences assist students on course selection and guide them through their field of studies. They also ensure that our students meet all degree requirements and help with registration issues, declaring a minor, etc. We encourage students to first meet with their academic advisors; however, your faculty advisor can provide guidance on career planning or graduate school; your academic advisor can help you identify your faculty advisor to schedule a consultation. 

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Academic Catalog

The Academic Catalog is the official listing of courses, programs, and degree requirements for students. It also includes suggested sequences.

Degree Requirements     

Course Explorer 

The Course Explorer lists the schedule of classes by term, plus a database of general education requirements in addition to other resources.

CHBE Courses 

Career Services

SCS Career Services

The School of Chemical Sciences Career Services office seeks to provide guidelines, resources, and opportunities to School of Chemical Sciences job seekers to help them achieve their career aspirations relevant to their academic interests and to facilitate and support connections between employers and those job seekers. Whether you are seeking a career in industry, higher education, or seeking to gain practical experience through a summer or semester internship, or co-op, we can help.

  • Career advising
  • Academic and industrial job search coaching
  • Résumé/CV and cover letter assistance
  • Mock interview program
  • Professional development workshops

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Grainger Engineering Career Services

Engineering Career Services (ECS) in the Grainger College of Engineering provides students and employers with career management services. Skilled at working with highly qualified students and maintaining strong ties with companies, ECS helps you explore careers and get connected with your dream companies. Whether you are beginning to research internships or are seeking a full-time job, the ECS team is your career search partner.

The Career Center at Illinois

The Career Center provides all Illinois students collaborative and innovative programs, services, and resources focused on career and professional development that educates and empowers them to become thriving professionals in the global community. The Career Center serves all students. in addition to career services staff in many colleges and departments—this network of Career Services offices actively collaborates to provide the best possible services to all University of Illinois students. The Career Center is nationally recognized for excellence in career services that empower students to connect their “Illinois experience” with their future aspirations. 

Undergraduate Forms and Downloads

Undergraduate Research

Students pursuing research can apply for course credit through FormBuilder. 

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Petition Form

Use this form to petition to transfer courses and other departmental requests. 


Student Handbook

Review program objectives, requirements, academic rules, advising resources, etc.


Curriculum Map

View our dynamic curriculum map that shows prerequisite courses.