Bachelor of Science in 化学工程

Bachelor of Science in 化学工程

Improve Our World Through Math, Science and Engineering

Are you interested in applying scientific principles to the creation of new 化学s and 化学 processes? 化学 engineering brings together math, 化学, 物理, biology and engineering to build — and improve — the world around us. Clarkson's bachelor's degree program in 化学 engineering offers a personalized educational environment designed to provide an in-depth understanding of 化学 engineering principles.

Why Major in 化学工程 at Clarkson?

The 化学 engineering program at Clarkson is known for impactful hands-on experiences, 最先进的设施 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. 选择权在你.

Small class sizes and low student-to-faculty ratios allow close interaction with your instructors, who have combined expertise in all modern areas of 化学 engineering.

We develop thought leaders prepared to change the world through new and more 环境ly sound products and processes in a multitude of industries. 化学 engineers are also uniquely positioned to address climate change, particularly in developing more sustainable 化学 products that minimally impact our planet.


The 化学 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 化学 engineering degree.

化学 engineering majors take such courses as :

  • 化工过程安全
  • 化学反应器原理
  • Electives in bio化学, electro化学 and plasma engineering
  • 分子性质
  • Process Economics and 概念设计
  • Thermodynamics of 化学 Systems

The 化学 engineering program consists of 30 credit hours in 化学 engineering, 科学课25个学分, 12 credit hours in mathematics, and 30 credit hours in professional electives. 33 credit hours are in free electives, which is enough to complete a minor or second major if you so choose.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted.


The following courses are required for all students, irrespective of their program of study. These courses are offered during the fall semester, with FY100 First-Year Seminar being required of only first-year students. Both FY100 and UNIV190 are typically taken during the fall semester of the first year at Clarkson.
FY100 First-Year Seminar (1 credits)
UNIV190 The Clarkson Seminar (3 credits)

化学工程 Core Requirements

Students are required to complete the following courses:


  • CH210分子性质
  • CH220物料结余
  • CH260热力学 & 能量平衡
  • CH320相平衡 
    CH330 Transfer Process Fundamentals
  • CH350 化学工程 Laboratory (1 credits)
  • CH360 化学 Reactor Analysis I
  • CH370 设计 of Transfer Process Equipment
  • CH410 化学工程 Laboratory (2 credits)
  • CH420过程经济学 & 概念设计
  • 化学过程安全 
  • CH460过程动力学 & 控制 


Students are required to complete the following 专业经验:

  • ES499 专业经验 (0 credits)

School of Engineering Common First Year

Students must complete the following courses in their first year:

  • CM131 General Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • CS141 Introduction to Computer Science (4 credits)
  • ES100 Introduction to Engineering Use of the Computer (2 credits)
  • ES110工程 & 社会 
  • MA131微积分I 
  • MA132微积分II 
  • PH131物理I(4学分)
  • PH132物理II(4学分)

化学工程 核心选修课

Students must complete the following courses:


  • BY160生物学II -细胞 & 分子生物学
  • CM132 General Chemistry II (4 credits)
  • 有机化学1 
  • 有机化学2 
  • CM244 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 
  • EC350经济原理 & 工程经济学 
  • MA231微积分III 
  • MA232 Elementary Differential Equations 


  • 1 x数学(硕士)选修
  • 2 x ES electives from two different areas (mechanics/电 science/materials science)
  • 3个工程选修课
  • 2 x technical electives (science/engineering/mathematics)
  • 2门未指定选修课

Knowledge Area/University Course Electives

Students will have at least 18 credit hours available to use toward Knowledge Area and/or University Course electives to satisfy the esball国际平台客户端共同经历 requirements.


Students will have approximately 33 credit hours available to use toward courses of their choice.

作为一名本科生, you can sign up for up to three credits per semester to conduct research with a faculty member. Examples of research topics include:

  • 先进的膜
  • 生物材料
  • Environmental electro化学
  • 化学-机械 polishing for microelectronics
  • 纳米技术
  • 等离子体化学
  • Process control, optimization and AI

Learn more about research at Clarkson.

Our faculty are experts in what they do, and they engage our students in the pursuit of interdisciplinary research, 学术与创新. 化学 engineering students work closely with faculty members to help with research, develop ideas and acquire internships.

Learn more about our faculty and their research expertise.

As a 化学 engineering major, you'll have opportunities for internships and co-ops in the 化学, 制药, oil and gas and microelectronics industries, 等. 一年两次, nearly 200 employers come to campus to recruit undergraduate Clarkson students for internships and co-ops, including many looking for 化学 engineers. Students make connections; apply for internships, co-ops and full-time positions; attend informational sessions hosted by companies and interview for positions during these Career Fairs.

Our 化学 engineering students have had internships and co-ops at companies 包括:

  • 美国炼油集团公司.
  • 雅诗兰黛
  • 全球Foundries
  • 玛氏箭牌
  • 欧莱雅
  • 笼罩在公司
  • 宝洁公司 & 赌博
  • Regeneron制药
  • 斯克内克塔迪国际

Learn more about co-ops and internships.

化学 engineering undergraduates get hands-on experience through our SPEED (Student Projects for Engineering Experience and 设计) teams. Students represent the Department with our Chem-E Car team, competing in the annual American Institute of 化学 Engineers competition with their design of a shoebox-sized car powered by 化学 reactions. 任何专业都可以加入我们的 13个SPEED团队, with 化学 engineers joining teams like Human-Powered Vehicle, 第一个机器人, 巴哈SAE, Concrete Canoe and Formula SAE.

化学 engineering students can get involved in more than 200 clubs and organizations on campus, including several related to engineering. 这些包括:

  • American Indian Science and Engineering 社会 (AISES)
  • American Institute of 化学 Engineers (AIChE)
  • Engineers for International 可持续性 (EIS)
  • National 社会 of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • Omega Chi Epsilon (OXE) - National 化学工程 社会
  • Sigma Xi - The Scientific 研究 社会
  • 社会 of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)
  • 社会 of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • 社会 of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • Tau Beta Pi - National Engineering Honor 社会
  • The Electro化学 社会 (ECS)

Learn more about student clubs and activities at Clarkson.

校友 Connections in the Netherlands

Clarkson Honors Student Catherine Jankowski '25 spent her summer in the Netherlands. 今年夏天, Jankowski traveled to the Netherlands for her internship at BASF Forward AM, a 3D printing filament manufacturing company headquartered in Germany. 



A bachelor's degree in 化学 engineering from Clarkson gives your career a strong start, with our 化学工程 Class of 2023 having a 100 percent placement rate.

Our 化学 engineering bachelor's degree program will prepare you for opportunities in many different industries and applications, 包括:

  • 生物化学和生物材料
  • 设计
  • 设计 and development of control systems
  • Economic evaluation of new plants and processes
  • 电子产品制造
  • Energy conservation and energy resource development
  • 材料工艺工程
  • Improvement of existing processes and products
  • 石油化工产品
  • 药品
  • 过程安全
  • 研究 and development of new processes and products
  • 可持续性 and pollution control

Being in the STEM field means that I can follow my dreams and use my knowledge to help make the world a better place.

贝拉·特里奥莱特,24年 化学工程学士


Our graduates looking to enter the workforce have started their careers at many organizations, 包括:

  • 美国铝业
  • 安海斯-布希
  • 康宁公司合并
  • 陶氏化学公司
  • 雅诗兰黛公司
  • 埃克森美孚公司
  • General Dynamics, Electric Boat
  • 全球foundries
  • 铟公司
  • 洛克希德·马丁公司
  • 默克公司
  • Molson Coors饮料公司
  • 海军核实验室
  • 性能的材料
  • 辉瑞
  • 插电源
  • 普洛克特 & 赌博
  • Regeneron制药
  • 德州仪器公司.
  • IBM


化学 engineering majors have also gone on to graduate programs at institutions 包括:

  • 康奈尔大学
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • 宾夕法尼亚州立大学
  • 布法罗大学
  • University of Colorado - Boulder
  • University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • 弗吉尼亚大学
  • 维拉诺瓦大学


Department of 化学 and Biomolecular Engineering
电话: 315-268-6665

Interested in learning more about the Bachelor of Science in 化学工程? Contact the Department today with your questions.

100 Percent Placement Undergrad - Program Specific


Julia Barnum '22 combined her love of math and science while pursuing a degree in 化学 engineering at Clarkson. She chose Clarkson not only for our rankings and job opportunities but also for the friendly campus environment.



A 化学 engineering degree from Clarkson gives you the tools to succeed in an in-demand career. 今天了解更多.