Why study Chemical Engineering?

As a student in the chemical engineering minor program at the University of Cincinnati, you will explore chemical topics to enhance your degree. Courses will introduce you to petrochemicals, plastics, fibers, pharmaceuticals, microelectronics, energy and materials that work to improve today’s society. With a minor in chemical engineering, your skills will translate to other fields that seek to solve environmental problems and produce new materials on a large scale. 

Admission Requirements

The Chemical Engineering minor is open to all UC students, but all prerequisties for courses in the minor must be met.

Chemical Engineering principles can be applied in a wide range of contexts and industries; Graduates with a background in Chemical Engineering are employed not only in traditional chemical manufacturing positions, but in positions involved with food and consumer products, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, energy (including alternative energy and biofuels), advanced materials, electronics, addressing environmental concerns such as carbon capture and waste reclamation, pulp and paper, utilities (including water, waste treatment, power generation, and natural gas), aerospace, and research. 

Completing the Chemical Engineering minor will provide you with many of the core chemical engineering skills.  You’ll learn the core principles of material and energy balances; chemical engineering thermodynamics; momentum, heat, and mass transfer; and chemical reaction engineering, and will have the opportunity to gain additional skills in an elective area such as chemical separations, process controls, industrial chemistry, or another area approved by the department.

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

Contact Information

Follow the Academic Advisor Breakdown for the Chemical Engineering Advisors
2901 Woodside Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45221
(513) 556-2946

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Program Code: 20MIN-CHE-MIN