The new bioengineering concentration in the chemical engineering major is designed to enhance employment opportunities for our chemical engineering graduates.
Over the last three years, we have seen an increase in the number of students entering the chemical engineering program with the specific goal of continuing medical school after graduation or finding job opportunities in bioengineering directly linked with renewable energy, environmental remediation, biomedical applications, or pharmaceutical operations.
We have seen a significant number of our graduates entering the pharmaceutical industry over the last three semesters. They are contributing to the production of the COVID-19 vaccine, among other important ventures.
A bioengineering concentration will prepare you for employment opportunities in other pharmaceutical applications, but also waste treatment, conversion of biomass into energy, fermentation operations, biomedical engineering, and many other bioengineering applications.
See the courses and requirements for the bioengineering concentration. Talk with your advisor about declaring your concentration.