Degree: Bachelor of Science in Engineering
Major: Chemical Engineering
Chemical engineering just might be the most versatile of all engineering degrees. Don’t let the name deceive you—it’s more than chemistry. Chemical engineering combines expertise from all the basic sciences and engineering fundamentals while mixing in economics and business smarts to create sought-after problem solvers who work everywhere—in practically every industry.
Since the field is so broad, our individualized approach is particularly important. Our core curriculum gives you a strong foundation through courses in science and engineering fundamentals (mass transport, physics, thermodynamics and the like) and our array of elective sequences lets you specialize. Choose from areas like biochemical engineering, energy, electrochemistry, polymers, microfabrication, environmental engineering and business management or create your own personalized sequence. Our individualized approach is matched by our emphasis on individual attention. We’re a Goldilocks-sized department—small enough where you’ll have the chance to work one-on-one with your professors and faculty members, from research partnerships to homework help, and yet large enough to put a world of opportunities within your reach.
Plus, you’ve got the entire university to explore. Admission to Case Western Reserve means you can tailor your engineering education to incorporate subjects beyond engineering. This means collaborations with Case Western Reserve’s other schools and college, as well as chances to augment your engineering degree with cross-disciplinary learning, including double majors, minors and more. For the universal engineer who can work anywhere, easy access to the world outside engineering sets you up for success.
Already looking ahead? By taking advantage of the university’s integrated BS/MS program, you can even earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree simultaneously in five years.