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The Department of  Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering offers a B.S. degree in chemical engineering, and numerous minors and professional concentrations designed to maximize the potential of our students.

Clarkson combines two distinctive strengths that benefit students: Personalized teaching and state-of-the-art research.  Our faculty members are accessible to students and get to know them as individuals.  They also conduct research in areas of vital importance — and involve undergraduates as well as graduate students in the process!

Project-based learning
Clarkson takes a project-based approach to learning. Because you focus on the creative application of knowledge and skills to solve practical, real-world problems, you gain:

  • a strong, hands-on foundation in the basics
  • teamwork and leadership skills
  • practice in creative problem solving
  • techniques in research and analysis
  • skills in applying what you know

And at all levels, you enjoy the individualized attention that only an undergraduate-centered school can provide.

As a chemical engineering major at Clarkson, you'll learn to combine chemistry and applied mathematics with engineering to prepare you for career success. You'll learn in the classroom and in state-of-the-art laboratories equipped with excellent facilities. You'll also have opportunities to participate in research, working side by side with faculty mentors.  Outside-the-classroom hands-on learning opportunities are also available through the SPEED program. Many of our students also make important connections and receive on-the-job training through internships and coops at leading companies.

Our graduates are accepted in the best advanced degree programs in the country, including our own. Among them: Cal Tech, Cornell, Georgia Tech, MIT, Penn State, Purdue University, RPI, University of Colorado, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, University of South Carolina, University of Vermont Medical School, University of Virginia, and Virginia Tech.

Want to Learn More?
The Chemical Engineering Student Handbook contains important information about the responsibilities, resources, and opportunities that chemical engineering students at Clarkson have. Download a copy of the handbook(pdf).  To learn about undergraduate research opportunities, please follow this link.

Daniel Horn


“Science is fascinating. I don’t research simple reactions. I’m trying to figure out a whole process—how a system works." says Daniel Horn '15.

For Daniel, a chemical engineering major, working on a research project with Professor Ruth Baltus means getting a first-hand education in exciting, state-of-the-art research.

Read more about Daniel's story here.

Watch a U-tube video of Kyle Hancock, Chemical Engineering Class of 2014, talk about his Clarkson education.

Enhance your degree through Professional Concentrations and Minors: