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


are female
Two engineering students laughing

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.



go directly into graduate school
Professor working with undergraduates in the core lab


earn an undergraduate certificate
Tree near Bowden Hall


enter management and technical consulting
Windows of a campus building


enter the healthcare and biotechnology industries
Undergraduate student works at the bench in core lab

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.



current undergraduate students
Fall Students


areas of concentration
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years of history
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