Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) is a unique engineering field that considers all length scales from
electrons to a plant scale to understand and engineer the fundamental characteristics of chemical and biological
systems and to develop a wide range of chemical and biological products. To foster the next-generation of
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineers, undergraduate program of the CBE Department offers both fundamental
courses in the field of CBE as well as applied courses across the fields of nanomaterials, catalysis,
energy & environment system, biotechnology and soft materials.


CBE Department offers a four-year undergraduate program, leading to an academic degree, Bachelor of Science (B.S.). The carefully designed curriculum provides undergraduate students with excellent opportunities to pursue in-depth knowledge in the field of biotechnology, environment/system or materials. A guideline for the coursework is available to help students with the long-term coursework planning. In addition, our students are encouraged to participate in research to better grasp the knowledge of scientific and engineering knowledge learned from the coursework. CBE Department updates the curriculum on a regular basis to make sure that the curriculum properly reflects the advances made in the overall CBE field. Undergraduate students enrolled in 2014 and after are required to take 21 credits of mandatory major courses and 20 credits of elective major courses to earn the B.S. degree. Students enrolled in 2013 and before may pursue the graduation requirement from the year of admission, or the newly updated requirements mentioned above.