Angled view of Nassau Hall with ivy


of our students earn scholastic honors
maggie o'connell hitting the volleyball at the net


are athletes
Two engineering students laughing


are female

Strong foundations lead to a high-impact future.

CBE students have a diverse set of interests but share a common drive to make the world a better place. A firm grounding in the fundamentals of chemical and biological engineering enables graduates to lead their peers in a surprising range of fields. We prepare students for careers for academia, government, industrial research and development, business, entrepreneurship and medicine.

Learn about life in CBE.


Professor working with undergraduates in the core lab


go directly into graduate school
Tree near Bowden Hall


earn an undergraduate certificate
Windows of a campus building


enter management and technical consulting
Undergraduate student works at the bench in core lab


enter the healthcare and biotechnology industries

Complex problems demand creative solutions.

The next generation of technological solutions will come from making unforeseen connections between ideas. With that in mind, our curriculum builds in the flexibility for students to pursue their passions. With six areas of concentration, myriad opportunities for independent research and a range of career development and travel opportunities, CBE empowers students to lead the way into a wide-open future.

Explore the various pathways to graduation.


Fall Students


current undergraduate students
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areas of concentration
Class of 44


years of history