The Department of Chemical Engineering is one of 9 academic departments within the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri. Established in 1903, this ABET accredited program is home to about 275 students and 10 faculty.
- Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (BS ChE)
- Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
- Doctoral Degree in Chemical Engineering
An Interdisciplinary Approach
Mizzou’s large campus gives engineering faculty and students the opportunity to work with people from a diverse range of disciplines.
This interdisciplinary approach is reflected in engineering classrooms, and through undergraduate research and student teams and organizations, students learn the importance of communicating across disciplines, a valuable skill they can take with them as they begin careers.
Interdisciplinary Projects in the News
- Mizzou researchers closing in on vaccine breakthrough September 20, 2017
- Researchers embark on quest to find durable, cost-efficient soy-based material November 15, 2012
- Project to develop renewable energy source evaluation tools September 2, 2010
- MU Researchers collaborate with company to take green technology on the road June 1, 2009
What do chemical engineers do?
Chemical Engineering deals with the application of scientific and engineering principles to the production of chemicals. The general purpose is to make products of high quality, safely and profitably. In so doing, chemical engineers use methods which are unfamiliar to chemists but which require a strong background in chemistry. Chemical engineers may become process supervisors in industry, go into technical sales, design factories in part or in whole, do research and development, and often have the opportunity for promotion into management. Traditional employers of chemical engineers include the petroleum, chemical, paper, food and utilities industries.