Chemical and Biomedical Engineering


Help solve challenges in areas such as medicine, sustainability and the environment. Gain foundational knowledge and technical know-how needed to work in industry, academia or at research labs.

Through the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. (, two undergraduate degree programs in the department maintain accreditation: Chemical Engineering and Biological Engineering.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering (BS BME)

Study bioinformatics, biomedical imaging and instrumentation, biomaterials and biomechanics.

Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering (BS BE)

Study bioprocess engineering, bioenvironmental engineering or biomedical engineering, including pre-medicine.

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (BS ChE)

Study novel materials and approaches for energy conversion and storage, clean water and regenerative medicine.

Dual Enrollment Programs

Current senior undergraduates are encouraged to take advantage of the Dual Enrollment program which allows qualified undergraduate students to enroll in up to 12 hours of graduate credit, which can be counted toward the requirements for a master’s degree in biological or chemical engineering.  

Graduate Degree Programs

Master of Science in Biological Engineering (MS BE)

Advance your studies and apply scientific and engineering principles to develop products, systems and processes to improve human and animal health and environmental protection.   

We also offer a 100% online, non-thesis master’s degree in biological engineering.  

Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (MS ChE)

Advance your study of heat and momentum transfer, chemical engineering thermodynamics and chemical reaction engineering science.   

PhD in Biological Engineering (PhD BE)

Conduct research in biological and biomedical imaging, computational approaches for environmental sustainability, neuroengineering, regenerative medicine and more.  

PhD in Chemical Engineering (PhD ChE)

Work alongside faculty on research around food process engineering, catalysis, materials science, energy conversion and storage, micro devices, thin films and more.

Contact Information
Director of Undergraduate Studies (Biological and Biomedical Engineering):

Charles Darr

Director of Undergraduate Studies (Chemical Engineering):

Mary Myers

Director of Graduate Studies:

Reg Rogers