Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

The Dan F. Smith Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering was among the first at Lamar University to seek accreditation for its undergraduate program. The bachelor’s program in chemical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Why Study Chemical Engineering at Lamar University?

  • Lamar ranks #5 in the nation for return on investment for engineering programs according to Payscale.
  • The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board found that Lamar grads from the Chemical Engineering Department can expect to make an average of $86,500 right out of school.
  • Our students are encouraged to take internships and co-ops. The majority of our graduates receive job offers prior to graduation.
  • Lamar University is located near four large refineries and many chemical plants.
  • Faculty are focused on undergraduate education and Ph.D. research.
  • We offer many scholarship opportunities for qualified students.

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