Chemical engineering at Clarkson offers a unique and personalized educational environment designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the chemical engineering principles.

Specializing in applications of these principles in materials engineering, environmental engineering and biomedical engineering through minors and concentrations is also possible.

Small class sizes and low student to faculty ratios allow close interaction with the department faculty that have a combined expertise in all modern areas of chemical engineering. As a student, you have the opportunity to work on research projects for course credits that lay the groundwork for success in applied research and development. After graduation, you will be an intellectual leader in industry and academia, en route to an illustrious career.

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Career Opportunities

The positions you can fill by completing your chemical engineering degree at Clarkson involve those in 

  • design
  • construction and management of chemicals
  • petrochemicals
  • pharmaceuticals
  • biochemical and electronics manufacturing
  • research and development of new processes and products 
  • improvement of existing processes and products 
  • design and development of control systems 
  • economic evaluation of new plants and processes 
  • air and water pollution control 
  • energy conservation and energy resource development 
  • materials engineering
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This program consists of 30 credit hours spent focused on chemical engineering. This is a rigorous program that allows some flexibility in your schedule to complete your degree. You may also choose to have a minor that complements your Chemical Engineering degree if you so wish. Take courses such as :

  • Molecular Properties
  • Process Economics & Conceptual Design
  • Air Pollution Control
  • Intro to Nanophotonics
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Industrial Chemistry

Chemical Engineering Major Curriculum

Minors & Concentrations

Looking to take your education a step further? Check out our list of minors and concentrations to complement your chemical engineering degree.

Biomolecular Engineering Concentration

Engineering Concentrations

Clarkson Minors

Experiential Learning

Research Opportunities

There are 10 faculty members active in research in the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. As an undergraduate student, you can sign up for 1-3 credits per semester to perform research with a faculty member. Research topics include atmospheric chemistry, chemical-mechanical polishing for microelectronics, nanotechnology, membranes, plasma chemistry, process control, thermodynamics and others.

Internship and Co-op Opportunities

As a chemical engineering student, you can have opportunities for internships and co-ops in the chemical, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, microelectronics, and other industries. Recent interns have worked at Regeneron, GlobalFoundries, Schenectady International, Pall Corporation, L'Oreal, Procter & Gamble, and others.

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