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From chemical engineering to biomedical engineering, the students at the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources have not only a passion for thinking outside the box but also the willingness to take on the biggest questions facing humanity.

Careers

Graduates are employed in virtually every branch of chemical engineering, including the heavy chemicals industry, pharmaceutical industry, polymers industry and energy industry, to name a few.

Our graduates have been hired by internationally known companies and organizations that include: Apple, General Motors, Bayer, Microsoft, Hershey, Ford, Halliburton, Westinghouse Electric, Lockheed Martin, Axiall, IBM, Leidos and DuPont.

Graduate Program

The Master's in Chemical Engineering program is built on advanced chemical engineering fundamentals. Students will conduct applicable research in areas such as biomedical, bioengineering, catalysis, coal conversion, energy, fuels, materials, polymer processing, systems control and dynamic simulation.


International Students and Scholars Services

In addition to organizing check-in and orientation for new WVU international students, we provide advising and assistance with:

  • Immigration regulations and paperwork
  • Social and cultural adjustment
  • Personal concerns
  • Intensive English Program (IEP)
  • Please note: you cannot request immigration documents (I-20, DS-2019, etc.) for the purposes of studying in a fully online program. To study in the U.S., you must enroll in a program that requires you to be physically present in the U.S. You may only enroll in one online class (up to 3 credit hours) per semester to count towards your full-time enrollment.

Some of Our Student Organizations

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Omega Chi Epsilon
  • Society for Biological Engineers
  • Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Organization
  • Engineers without Borders
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Tau Beta Pi

Why Chemical Engineering?

Chemical engineering combines chemistry with biology, mathematics, physics and economics to solve problems and to find safe, efficient and environmentally benign development of such useful industrial processes and products as petroleum refining, materials processing, materials recycling, plastics, fertilizers, healthcare, paints, electronic components and biotechnology.

Chemical engineering is a challenging, rewarding and satisfying major and career. You can pursue employment in many high-tech areas — including materials, energy and pharmaceuticals — or go on to graduate school and professional programs, such as law, dentistry and medicine.

Why Chemical Engineering at WVU?

Students are encouraged to participate in research from the moment they set foot on campus. Any student who wishes to work with a faculty member is able to do so. Students involved in research will have the opportunity to present their research findings at the annual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol in Charleston, West Virginia.

  • "Analysis, Synthesis and Design of Chemical Processes" (a nationally-used textbook) was written by our faculty who team teach the course at WVU.
  • Students use the AVESTAR Center, a virtual chemical plant, to learn what chemical plants look like and how they are operated.
  • Chemical engineering students can participate in cutting edge research at the Center for Innovation in Gas Research and Utilization that utilizes West Virginia’s expansive shale gas reserve to improve economic well-being in the state and the world.

What our students are saying

I felt that this program would give me the best foundation for pursuing a wide variety of careers in chemical and biomedical industries. I also wanted to diversify my understanding of these industries in the bigger picture – as businesses – and to lay the groundwork for performing in managerial roles.”


Montana Mascio

Montana Mascio

Weirton, West Virginia
Chemical engineering with certificate in biomedical engineering graduate.

Throughout my time at WVU, I have been given countless opportunities to expand my love for science and medicine at the WVU Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.”



Hana Ulman

Hana Ulman

Martinsburg, West Virginia
Biomedical engineering, Honors College and Gilman Scholar.

I am passionate about the field of energy research because now, more than ever before, our species requires newer, more efficient, and better ways to both produce and store energy. With many of the mainstream methods creating mass pollution or end of life-cycle waste, I consider it a top research priority for a better tomorrow to explore all sustainable energy sources.”

Nicholas Winch

Nicholas Winch

Walkersville, Maryland
Doctoral candidate, material science and engineering.

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