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B.S. Chemical Engineering


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Transforming Materials into Products

Chemical engineers play a crucial role in the production of products that are efficient, high-quality, environmentally safe and improve society. In this program, you will study and analyze the fundamentals of industrial chemical processes that transform raw materials into useful products. The program offers opportunities to design and conduct experiments using modern lab equipment for chemical spectroscopy and separations, surface science and analysis, and more.

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  • Semiconductors
  • Medicine and Pharmaceuticals
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Food and Chemical Processing
  • Aerospace
  • Petroleum
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Packaging and Formulation


Fast Facts

  • Nationally Ranked for Best Value – the only public college in Idaho to be ranked a best value college by Forbes, Money, U.S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review.
  • Top 7 in the Nation for “infusing real-world experiences into engineering education” through our undergraduate Senior Capstone Design Program – National Academy of Engineering
  • Personalized Attention from nationally and internationally recognized faculty and staff through small class sizes, 1-on-1 interaction, mentorship, advising and research collaboration. All faculty hold Ph.D.s in their field.
  • Highest Early-Career Salary Earnings of any 4-year public college in Idaho for undergraduate degree recipients – Payscale
  • More than $30M in Scholarships U of I awards more scholarships than any 4-year public college in Idaho. – 2019/20 Financial Aid Data
  • 87% Graduate with a Job or are enrolled in graduate education – Career Outcomes Survey
  • Hands-On Experience, Guaranteed ALL U of I College of Engineering students participate in hands-on experiences, through our nationally recognized Senior Capstone Design Program  and Engineering Design EXPO, Cooperative Education Program (Co-op), Idaho’s only Grand Challenge Scholars Program  and paid undergraduate assistantships.
  • International Competition Teams – Chemical engineering student teams frequently place top three in international design competitions.

The Chemical Engineering undergraduate degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

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Engineering Physics Building Rm. 419

Mailing Address:

Chemical & Biological Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive
Moscow, ID 83844

Phone: 208-885-6182

Fax: 208-885-7908