Chemical Engineering


Why study Chemical Engineering?

As a student in the Chemical Engineering B.S. program at the University of Cincinnati, you will gain the knowledge and skills to produce, design, transport and transform energy and materials to improve today’s society. Chemical engineers use their expertise in chemical reactions and separations to solve environmental problems and produce new materials on a large scale.

At UC College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS), it’s all about you – we strive to help develop you into the person employers want to hire. Throughout your time with us, you will:

  • Gain hands-on training to design and optimize large-scale processes to produce petrochemicals, plastics, fibers, fuel cells, pharmaceuticals, and microelectronics
  • Take courses that cover the materials, transport phenomena, process dynamics and controls, and systems analysis
  • Customize your experience with more than 600 organizations, including American Institute of Chemical Engineering, American Society of Quality Engineers, ChemE Car, ChemCats, and more
  • Build an impressive resume at companies such as BASF Corporation, The Dow Chemical Company, Johnson & Johnson Medical Center, Patheon Pharmaceuticals, and Procter & Gamble

Admission Requirements

Admission criteria for this program vary based on a comprehensive review of the relative strength of courses, academic performance, co-curricular activities, and supplemental information provided through the application.
First-year students applying to this program should also have completed the following college preparatory subjects:

  • English (4 units)
  • Mathematics, including algebra, geometry and either pre-calculus or calculus (4 units)
  • Science, including Chemistry and Physics (3 units)
  • Social sciences (3 units)
  • Electives (5 units)

Careers in Chemical Engineering are transformative and often lead to ground-breaking developments. Possible career paths include:

  • Chemical manufacturing
  • Energy engineer
  • Technical sales and support
  • Environmental management
  • Product and materials development
  • Chemical processing

At the University of Cincinnati, we believe that learning is doing and doing is learning. That’s why we invented the first ever Cooperative Education (Co-op) program in 1906. Today, it’s the largest of its kind in the United States. The Co-op model—which places students in full-time employment in their field—supplements the classroom curriculum to make for an educational experience like no other. 

Transfer students in good standing from accredited colleges and universities will be considered for admission to the college at the first, second and third-year levels. The degree requirement of professional practice experience normally precludes acceptance beyond the third-year level. For further detailed information such as required grade point average, please refer to the Transfer Students page.

Students changing majors from outside programs or colleges within UC, please visit the Transition students page.

For additional information on international requirements, visit the UC International Admissions page.

Application Deadlines

First-year students must begin the program during fall semester. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. High school students who wish to be considered for scholarships must apply by December 1 of their senior year in high school.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.


The Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Chemical, Biochemical, Biomolecular and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria.

Contact Information

Office of Undergraduate Recruitment and Enrollment
College of Engineering and Applied Science
653 Baldwin Hall
Cincinnati, OH 45221
(513) 556-5417

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Program Code: 20BC-CHE-BSCHE