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

Academic Catalog

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

Academic Catalog     

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 

Advising and Career Services

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. 

Find Your Advisor

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.

Career Services

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.

Career Center

Undergraduate Forms and Downloads

Undergraduate Research

Students pursuing research can apply for course credit through FormBuilder. 

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Student Handbook

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


Petition Form

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


Curriculum Map

View our dynamic curriculum map that shows prerequisite courses.

Student Organizations

Our campus offers numerous student organizations to complement and enhance our chemical engineering curriculum. Get involved to expand your community on campus.

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We are proud to offer many scholarships to our undergraduate students thanks to generous support from our department, alumni, and corporate endowments. 

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Hoeft Technology & Management Program

The Hoeft Technology & Management Program is a joint university minor within Gies College of Business and The Grainger College of Engineering that combines traditional engineering and business education. 

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