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Undergraduate Program

Program Overview

If you find it fascinating how tiny fibers in a bulletproof vest can stop a speeding bullet, or wonder how biofuels are produced, or you have a love of science and math, chemical engineering at Clemson combines your two avenues of interest into one exciting course of study. Chemical engineering uses science, math, and engineering principles to solve technical problems that face the world today. This major also offers unique research and study abroad opportunities that give you hands-on experience. Working with chemical and biological systems provides the building blocks of advanced materials, a sustainable environment, nanotechnology, biomedical devices, and much more. With a degree in chemical engineering, you will be making contributions to the development of mankind.

Program Educational Objectives

The undergraduate program in Chemical Engineering at Clemson University aims to produce graduates who within 3 to 5 years of graduation will

  • Practice chemical engineering in a professional, ethical, and safe manner; and cultivate cross-disciplinary collaborations to solve contemporary challenges.
  • Provide leadership in industry, government organizations, or higher education.
  • Pursue lifelong learning in chemical engineering, other engineering or science disciplines, medicine, law, or business.

Student Outcomes

The BS program in chemical engineering at Clemson comprises a blend of classroom instruction, laboratory practice, and project work designed to prepare graduates to accomplish our Program Educational Objectives. We design the program to ensure that students achieve the following Student Outcomes by the time they graduate.

  • Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • Ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, and global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • Ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • Ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  • Ability to develop and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • Ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Clemson University's Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering is Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET



Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data Per Program

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Additional Information


Degree is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Student ratio

Student Ratio
Chemical Engineering has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15-to-1.

Student research

Student Research
More than 20% of Undergraduates participate in research during the year.