Chemical engineers are trained to understand systems at both the large scale and at the molecular level. Chemical engineers design new chemical processes as well as redesign old ones to increase efficiency, improve safety, and reduce their environmental impact. As interdisciplinary problem solvers, chemical engineers are well prepared for work in a variety of industries or for further professional study in fields such as medicine and law.
The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering grants B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering and the M.S. degree in biomedical engineering. We emphasize development of teamwork and communication skills along with the technical background needed to apply the principles of chemistry, physics, and biology to engineering problems. In addition to studying the core chemical engineering curriculum, students at all levels pursue research and course work in bioengineering, energy and the environment, and materials. Chemical engineering undergraduate students are eligible to participate in a 4-1 option that makes it possible to earn a chemical engineering bachelor’s degree and a biomedical engineering master’s degree in five years.
Orientation information for new graduate students
Ohio University transitioned from a quarter system to a semester system that began in the fall of 2012. Semester transition information, including the chemical engineering curriculum under the semester system, is available here (including information for graduate students).