Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

What is it?

Chemical engineering applies the principles of chemistry, physics and math to design, develop and operate processes for the production of chemicals, fuels, pharmaceuticals, food, beverages and household products.

Why pursue it at Mizzou?

Gain foundational knowledge and technical know-how to prepare for in-demand careers and work that improves the world. You’ll use engineering, math, physics and chemistry to learn to design materials and products through chemical processes. At Mizzou, you’ll receive a technical curriculum that focuses on basic sciences as well as chemical engineering theory and practice. Conduct undergraduate research and join our student organization to complement your coursework. Choose from three emphasis areas:

  • Biochemical
  • Environmental
  • Materials

Potential outcomes


Median starting salary for 2022 Mizzou Engineering biomedical engineering graduates.

In addition to pursuing graduate school, chemical engineering students go on to work in industries such as:

  • Food & Beverage
  • Food Processing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Biotechnology
  • Energy

Our graduates work for companies such as:

  • Dow
  • Burns & McDonnell
  • Pfizer
  • Bayer
  • Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Graduates are also prepared to pursue careers in business management and government, as well as advanced studies in medicine, law, sciences and other engineering disciplines.

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