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Undergraduate Program

Current Undergraduate

Prospective Undergraduate

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 simply 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

  • Successfully practice chemical engineering and provide leadership in industry, government organizations, or higher education.
  • Pursue further education in chemical engineering, other engineering or science disciplines, medicine, law, or business.
  • Generate, disseminate, and apply chemical engineering knowledge to solve contemporary challenges.

Student Outcomes

Upon graduation, our students will have obtained an:

  • Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data
  • Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • Ability to function on a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in lifelong learning
  • Knowledge of contemporary issues
  • Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

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



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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.