Chemical Engineering

Bachelor of Science
Master of Science

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In Bucknell's top-ranked 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 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.

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 four concentrations:

  • Materials engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Biological engineering
  • Chemical process engineering 

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


Chemical Engineering Quick Facts

  • Students who do independent research

    75 %
  • U.S. News & World Report program ranking (at schools where a doctorate is not offered)

    1 st
  • Student-faculty ratio

    9 : 1
  • Percent of majors who study abroad during their junior year

    25 %

Find your path to chemical engineering at Bucknell

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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.

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Chemical Engineering


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