A chemical engineering degree will prepare you for a career working with the chemical processes in a variety of industries.
- 142 Required Credits
- 52 Elective Credits
Areas of Concentration
You can customize your academic experience and dig deeper into topics of particular interest to you by choosing an area of concentration.
You’ll have opportunities to put your classroom lessons to work through independent research and interdisciplinary projects. Our program’s flexibility will allow you to tailor your education to your interests.
Because of its breadth of technical and scientific foundation, a chemical engineering degree will prepare your for a variety of fields. You can also choose areas of concentration to enhance your knowledge. Non-chemical engineering majors may also supplement their degree with a minor in this chemical engineering.
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
A chemical engineering major will give you a foundation for a career in the chemical process industries. We stress fundamental principles to prepare you for either graduate study or a career in industry.
We offer both a thesis-based master of science in chemical engineering (MSChE) and a course-based master of chemical engineering (MChE).
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Facilities & Resources
At Rose-Hulman,you’ll have the opportunity to put your knowledge to the test in our Unit Operations Laboratory and High Bay Lab, where you’ll work closely with faculty mentors.
High Bay Lab
Unit Operations Lab
Careers in Chemical Engineering
Metallurgists work in a variety of industries to develop metals and metal alloys that meet the specifications required for a particular application. They may find themselves developing aerospace materials or analyzing structural components of building materials.
Plastics process engineers oversee the design, development, and manufacture of plastic products. They work in a wide range of industries, making products from automotive parts to biomedical devices.
A pharmaceutical engineer works on the development and manufacturing of products, processes, and components in the pharmaceuticals industry. They may often find themselves working in interdisciplinary teams, so strong communications skills are important.
Dr. Kimberly Henthorn
A member of the Rose-Hulman faculty since 2010, Dr. Kim Henthorn specializes in particle technology and two-phase microfluidic systems. As head of Chemical Engineering, Dr. Henthorn is currently conducting research with students on the science and engineering of chocolate production and has worked with fellow faculty members to introduce new experiments into the chemical engineering laboratory. The Rose-Hulman alumna has gained industry experience by working for Dow Chemical, Reilly Industries, and Pfizer, and serving as a consultant for Mo-Sci Corporation, Brewer Science, and DuPont.