Chemical Engineering

Bachelor of Science
Master of Science

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In Bucknell's chemical engineering program, you'll be guided by professors who care about your development and offer undivided attention. More than three in four majors deepen their education by working alongside professors on research projects, often culminating in a presentation before an international audience. Experiences like these set Bucknell chemical engineering graduates apart, and nearly all get jobs or enroll in graduate school within six months. Our graduates report being well prepared for careers including food science and engineering, pharmaceuticals, environmental engineering, materials engineering, energy technologies and more.

Chemical Engineering Degree Programs & Options

Bucknell offers bachelor of science and master of science degrees in chemical engineering, as well as an accelerated 5-year program granting both a bachelor's and a master's.

Whichever program you choose, your education will include extensive lab and research experiences and the opportunity to specialize your education in one of five concentrations:

  • Materials engineering
  • Computation/data science
  • Environmental engineering
  • Biological engineering
  • Chemical process engineering

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Learn more about the dual bachelor's & master's option

Chemical Engineering Video Tour

Find your path to chemical engineering at Bucknell University

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Deepen Your Experience with a Research Guarantee

Chemical engineering majors are guaranteed opportunities to pursue independent, faculty-guided research, often including free on-campus housing, a living stipend and funding to present their work at national research conferences. For this reason, we send a higher rate of students to these conferences than any chemical engineering program nationally.


Chemical Engineering Quick Facts

Students who do independent research

75 %

Student-faculty ratio

9 : 1

Percent of majors who study abroad during their junior year

25 %
Cammie Hong

I've presented my research at conferences, and even got to go with my professor and our grad student to Argonne National Lab. I feel really lucky to have experienced these things as an undergrad.

Cammie Hong '21, chemical engineering

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Go inside all of our engineering buildings in a special version of Bucknell’s virtual campus tour, just for engineering majors. In videos, helpful text and stunning photographs, you'll learn about the high-tech labs and diverse learning spaces where you’ll work closely with faculty from your very first year.

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