The Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering offers two ABET-accredited 4-year bachelors programs, one in chemical engineering and the other in biomedical engineering. Both programs include rigorous curricula that incorporate science and mathematics into engineering applications. Students get hands-on engineering experience in their very first year through our freshman engineering program. The second- and third-year classes focus on engineering fundamentals while the final year focuses on capstone design experiences where students get the opportunity to work in teams on actual industrial problems. Our technical electives incorporate the latest research and development for real-world applications. Students can also work in industry while they are in the bachelors’ programs via summer internships and co-ops. The department offers significant opportunities for undergraduate research that often make our alumni desirable to employers as well as graduate schools. Many of our undergraduates have published papers and won national awards for their research. The department also offers several scholarships to our high-performing undergraduate students
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
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.
The bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical engineers combine 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.
Upon graduation, biomedical engineering majors can look forward to careers in healthcare, research organizations and manufacturing operations. Students are also well-prepared for graduate and professional school.
The bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Students joining the Chemical and Biomedical Engineering programs are advised on course scheduling, academic difficulties, transfer credit evaluation, and University resources by staff in the Statler College Advising Center. More information about the Advising Center can be found at: https://www.statler.wvu.edu/advising-center.
Career and professional advising is handled by faculty members within the CBE Department. We are happy to meet with our students to discuss research opportunities, career options, or academics. The following faculty members are good initial contacts for information about the career questions, extracurricular opportunities, and specific curriculum questions.