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Chemical and biomolecular engineering is a program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems at the interface of chemical engineering and biology, with an emphasis at the molecular level, such as biopharmaceutical processes, protein engineering, metabolic engineering, gene therapy, biomaterials, cell and tissue engineering, and drug delivery. includes instruction in chemical engineering, thermodynamics, organic chemistry, biochemistry, momentum and heat transfer, cellular and molecular biotechnology, process design, and chemical reactor design.
School with the highest reported median starting salary ($91K) with a Bachelor's Degree: Lamar University
Have completions for chemical engineering changed over time? Increasing completions may mean you'll likely have an easier time finding a school that offers this degree, with the opposite being true as well.
How are students who recently completed a degree in chemical and biomolecular engineering doing?
Below is the distribution of starting salaries along with accumulated federal and private education loans across schools that offer a degree in the field chemical engineering, which includes
chemical and biomolecular engineering.
Education level of workers with a bachelor's in chemical engineering
Is a bachelor's degree going to be sufficient to make you competative in the job market? We can look at the education level of workers with a bachelors in this degree to see if there is a likely need for a graduate degree. You'll also want to check out the careers section on this page to where they are employed.
This chart shows the level of education of workers with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering. The worker's graduate degree may have been completed in a different field.
Context: Graduate degrees in any field by undergraduate ACS degree
About 48% of chemical engineering majors chose to also earn a graduate degree (possibly of a different major). The percentage of chemical engineering majors who also earned a graduate degree is higher than about 80% of other fields.
The top ten careers for workers with a bachelor's in chemical engineering
Take a minute to interact with this sankey diagram. Follow the top ten jobs held by chemical engineering graduates through to their most hired majors. Learn where it may easiest to find work. Expand the careers to explore other majors that might lead to the job that excites you the most. *For many majors, the top ten jobs don't even include half of graduates!*
What careers hire chemical engineering majors as one of their top 10?
To the left of this diagram, see all careers that hire chemical engineering majors as one of their top 10 majors, and on the right, see what proportion of openings for the jobs on the left are filled by chemical engineering majors.
Explore schools that offer chemical and biomolecular engineering degrees and certificates
You can use this table to find schools that offer this program based on location and program level offered. Each entry goes to a school page similar to this one with all our information about that school.
Understanding the columns
The school list includes a few facts about each school that give you an
idea of the educational quality each school might offer:
Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor
suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.
Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students
should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).
Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough
to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.
We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by
full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually.
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11 schools offer this award at any level in the selected area.
chemical engineering is part of a larger collection of programs: Engineering. Is there a different program that's close to chemical engineering that might be a better match for your interests? You can use this table to see a little about the programs that fall under this umbrella. If you click on any of the table headers, that will sort the table by that column, or click on a row and see Ididio's profile for that program.
Here is an overview of race/origin for all chemical and biomolecular engineering graduates from this last academic year. We found a higher percentage of international graduates in this program than in 91% of other programs.