Introduction to Clemson ChBE (PowerPoint Presentation)
The undergraduate program in chemical engineering includes a blend of classroom and laboratory instruction to prepare students for professional practice and lifelong learning in our discipline.
Our graduates will have careers characterized by:
What is Chemical Engineering?
Chemical Engineering combines four important areas: chemistry, biology, physics, and mathematics, while focusing on the engineering and processing of materials, synthesis, and purification.
Receiving an education in Chemical Engineering at Clemson University will prepare you for many fields. Alphabetically, these include:
Nine hours have been designated for student chosen emphasis areas. Six emphasis areas have been outlined by the department.
Students may choose to apply these nine hours toward any minor at Clemson, with the exception of Chemisty and Cluster minors. The Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department is one of few departments on campus that gives this option.
There are many opportunities for students outside the classroom.
Average starting salary for ChBE B.S graduates is $66,000.
Here are some important statistics regarding post-graduation choices by ChBE graduates:
Important Information about Chemical Engineering at Clemson
Approximately 150 students are currently majoring in chemical engineering. Small class sizes facilitate student/faculty interactions. The student-to-faculty ratio is only 15. Often times, students take multiple courses together and frequently work in teams.
The BS in Chemical Engineering is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Our program has 10 dedicated faculty members, several of whom have received national, regional, and university teaching awards. In addition we have 4 staff members who provide support to our department.