The Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering provides the basics of biomolecular engineering but allows flexibility for the student to pursue other areas of chemical engineering such as microelectronics, materials, and the environment. The curriculum has two options. The Biotechnology Option is for students who wish to focus their education on the biomolecular aspects of chemical and biomolecular engineering. This option includes the core chemical engineering courses, specialized biomolecular engineering courses, biochemistry, and technical electives focused in the biotechnology area. The Standard Option provides the basics of biomolecular engineering but allows much more flexibility for the student to pursue other areas of chemical engineering such as microelectronics, materials, and the environment. Special opportunities exist for students wishing to pursue minors or certificates in fields of particular interest, and students are encouraged to explore the frontiers of knowledge through involvement in faculty-directed research.
In pursuit of its educational objectives, the School has adopted the following program outcomes: 1. Students will demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering. 2. Students will demonstrate the ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data. 3. Students will demonstrate the ability to design a system, component, product, and/or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability. 4. Students will demonstrate an ability to lead and function on multidisciplinary teams. 5. Students will demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. 6. Students will demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. 7. Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively. 8. Students will demonstrate a breadth in education that facilitates understanding the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context. 9. Students will demonstrate recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in lifelong learning. 10. Students will demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues, especially as related to chemical engineering practice. 11. Students will demonstrate the ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. 12. Students will have an understanding of the chemical engineering profession as obtained through professional organizations, cooperative education, internships, undergraduate research, and/or required laboratory courses. 13. Students will have a thorough grounding in the basic sciences including chemistry, physics, and biology appropriate to the program objectives. 14. Students will demonstrate knowledge in the applications of these basic sciences to enable graduates to design, analyze, and control physical, chemical, and biological processes consistent with the program's educational objectives.