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Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering

B.S. in chemical engineering

Chemical engineers master the fundamental science of chemistry and physics, along with the engineering skills needed to design and implement processes to produce energy, chemicals and advanced materials.

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Hands-on learning is a hallmark of instruction for students in all engineering programs.

The K-State difference

By their choice of electives, students may develop an area of emphasis, a minor or a secondary major in areas including

  • biotechnology,
  • biological engineering,
  • environmental engineering,
  • natural resources or
  • materials science.

K-State’s chemical engineering department has strong connections with many well-known industrial companies.

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Did you know?

The chemical engineering student design team, Chem-E Car, regularly wins awards and competes at the national meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

What classes will I take in chemical engineering?

The chemical engineering curriculum has been designed to provide all students with a solid base in core chemical engineering subjects and the opportunity to customize their course of study.

Seven areas of emphasis are available:

  • General
  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Industry
  • Food
  • Leadership
  • Micro-Electronics Materials
  • Pre-Med

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Further your education

Chemical Engineering (M.S.)
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.)

What can I do with a degree in chemical engineering?

Throughout their careers, chemical engineers have tremendous opportunities for professional development, work with diverse audiences and have an impact on society. Career paths very widely; many begin as process or production engineers. With more experience, they move into management and other leadership positions.

Possible Career Paths and Specializations

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Additional K-State opportunities

Undergraduate research

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At a public research university like K-State, you'll have direct access to research opportunities from the start. K-State undergraduates have studied sustainable energy, cancer cells, musical lyrics and many other topics alongside nationally renowned faculty at K-State's 90-plus research centers.

Study abroad

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Studying in another country not only allows you to experience the wonders of another culture, but it also broadens your horizons and makes you a stronger citizen in our global society. There are more than 85 countries currently participating in K-State's education abroad programs!

Health professions

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Whether you are interested in a career in human or animal health, K-State is a great place to start the journey toward becoming a healthcare professional. You will have a dedicated health professions advisor who will help you navigate the professional school application process for your chosen healthcare field.


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Did you know that K-State pre-law students are accepted into law school at a rate substantially exceeding the national average? In preparing for law school, you will work with a dedicated pre-law advisor and select the major of your choice in any department in any college within the university.

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