Chemical engineering is the analysis or design of chemical processes to effectively convert materials into more useful materials or into energy. It is a broad reaching field impacting everything we touch, feel, breath, eat, and do. Just a few examples include clothing (fabric and dyes), paint, paper, plastics, soaps, cosmetics, food products, medications, and semiconductors.
Chemical engineering combines mathematics with the three basic physical sciences: chemistry, physics, and biology, which can be used to describe nearly all physical phenomena. Because of this versatility, chemical engineers make valuable contributions in a very broad spectrum of fields, from food processing to semiconductor fabrication and from oil refining to artificial-organ development.
Our graduates successfully pursue a variety of paths, including full and part-time work, graduate school, and professional degrees in law, business or medicine. The innovative problem-solving skills you learn here will also help as you serve in your professions, families and communities.
BYU offers Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD programs in Chemical Engineering. Click on the links in the degrees table under the programs tab below to learn more about each program, connect with advisors, and browse relevant courses.