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.
The Academic Catalog is the official listing of courses, programs, and degree requirements for students. It also includes suggested sequences.
Advising and Career Services
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.
SCS Career Services
The School of Chemical Sciences Career Services provides guidelines, resources, and opportunities to students whether you are interested in a summer internship or co-op or if you are seeking a position in industry or higher education.
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. Those eligible for The Career Center's services are:
- Currently enrolled students and alumni within one year of graduation.
- Alumni who are more than one year from graduation are eligible for one thirty-minute career coaching session, on-site use of the Career Resource Center, and access to Handshake.
- Alumni interested in health professions are eligible for pre-health advising at any time.
- Students enrolled in online degree programs are ineligible for The Career Center services.
- Students who attended, but did not receive a degree, are ineligible for The Career Center services.
Undergraduate Forms and Downloads
This form is for students pursuing research within the department to apply for course credit.
This form is for students pursuing research outside the department to apply for course credit.
Use this form to petition to transfer courses and other departmental requests.
Includes program objectives, requirements, academic rules, advising resources, and more.
View our dynamic curriculum map that shows prerequisite courses.
Our campus offers numerous student organizations to complement and enhance our chemical engineering curriculum. Get involved to expand your community on campus.