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Degrees in Chemical Engineering

Our department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in chemical engineering.

On an average day in the U.S., we consume 9 million barrels of gasoline, 4 million barrels of diesel, 63,000 tons of fertilizer, 350,000 tons of paper and 74,000 tons of plastics. Chemical engineers play a crucial role in transforming raw materials into useful products.

Applying principles of chemistry, biology, physics and math, chemical engineers optimize chemical processes to create products that are efficient, high-quality, environmentally safe and improve society.

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Fast Facts

  • Idaho’s Best Value College – 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.
  • Highest Mid-Career Salary Earnings of any 4-year public college in Idaho – Payscale
  • 98% Graduate with a Job or are enrolled in graduate education – Career Outcomes Survey
  • 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.

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Contact Us

Buchanan Engineering Building Rm. 308

Mailing Address:

Chemical & Materials Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1021
Moscow, ID 83844-1021

Phone: 208-885-7572

Fax: 208-885-7462

Email: che@uidaho.edu or mse@uidaho.edu