Chemical engineers apply the basic principles of chemistry, physics and mathematics to the safe, efficient and environmentally benign development of useful industrial processes and products such as petroleum refining, materials processing, materials recycling, plastics, fertilizers, pharmaceuticals, paints, electronic components and biotechnology.
Upon graduation, chemical engineering majors are prepared for positions in the operation, development, design, construction and management of industrial plants in industries that subject raw materials to chemical and physical changes to produce desirable products, as well as positions in research institutions and government. Students are also well-prepared for graduate and professional school.
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Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
Chemical engineers hold positions in operation, development, design, construction, and management of chemical, environmental, life-science, materials and other industrial plants.
The bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical engineering combines biology, medicine and engineering principles to develop novel approaches to solve complex problems in medical care, and help design the next generation of medical equipment. Patients who have benefited from the use of the largest MRI machine to the smallest microsurgical tools, from artificial limbs to artificial organs, have biomedical engineers to thank for those discoveries.
Minor in Chemical Engineering
Any student make take a minor in chemical engineering. A GPA of 2.0 or better must be maintained in all required courses.
Biomedical Engineering Certificate Program
The Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at West Virginia University launched the undergraduate certificate in biomedical engineering in the fall semester of 2008.
- Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
- Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering
- Minor in Chemical Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering Certificate Program
CHE Undergraduate Advisors
John W. Zondlo, ESB 415,
Debangsu Bhattacharyya, ESB 417,
Jeremy Hardinger, ESB 439,
Fernando Lima, ESB 437,
Robin Hissam, ESB 413,
Jessica Allen, ESB 519,
Margaret Bennewitz, ESB 521,
Grad CoordinatorCharter Stinespring