Chemical Engineers develop manufacturing processes for a wide variety of applications including food, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, biotechnology and environmental technology, including creating new vaccines and antibiotics to cleaning up air and water pollution.
UMBC’s B.S. in Chemical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Chemical Engineering Program criteria.
All tracks lead to the B.S. in Chemical Engineering and require the same chemical engineering core classes and Gateway Requirements. Each track allows for specialized science courses and technical electives to better meet your career goals. Your advisor can help you decide which track is right for you.
Three tracks allow students to specialize their focus:
prepares students for careers in industries such as chemical processing, food processing, metallurgy, energy conversion, petroleum refining and pharmaceutical production
prepares students who are interested in working in the biotechnology industry, pursuing graduate work in biochemical or biomedical engineering or going to medical school
prepares students to apply basic chemical engineering principles in the field of environmental engineering such as cleaning up air and water pollution and managing chemical processes to minimize environmental impact