Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering

Dan F. Smith Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Degree: Bachelor of Science 
Major: Chemical Engineering
Hours: 129

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

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Degree Description

The Lamar University Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering degree prepares you to apply the principles of chemistry, biology, physics and math to solve problems that involve the production or use of chemicals, fuel, drugs, food and many other products.

Chemical engineers design processes and equipment for large-scale manufacturing, plan and test production methods and byproducts treatment and direct facility operations. 

Why Study Chemical Engineering at Lamar?

The program for the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering at Lamar University holds accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The College of Engineering at Lamar University is world-renowned for its excellence in producing outstanding graduates. With dedicated faculty and staff, you will graduate prepared to enter the workforce upon graduation.

Because Lamar University is so conveniently located near industry in the area, you'll have access to many co-op opportunities and will easily find a job after graduation. Chemical engineering encompasses multiple fields in several industries. With this degree, your career opportunities are nearly limitless.

Career Paths

Some chemical engineers, known as process engineers, specialize in a particular process, such as oxidation or polymerization. Others specialize in a particular field, such as nanomaterials or biological engineering. Still others specialize in developing specific products. Chemical engineers also work in the production of fuel, chemicals, energy, electronics, food, clothing and paper. They must understand how the manufacturing process affects the environment and the safety of workers and consumers. Chemical engineers conduct research in the life sciences, biotechnology and business services.

Primary Careers

Chemical engineer

Career Areas

  • Petrochemicals
  • Fuels and energy
  • Process design
  • Safety and health
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Semiconductor

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Refineries
  • Chemical plants
  • Paper/textile companies
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Government
  • Research labs

Meet the Faculty

Tracy Benson, Ph.D.Tracy Benson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor