Chemical engineering combines chemistry with biology, mathematics, physics and economics to solve problems and to find safe, efficient and environmentally benign development of such useful industrial processes and products as petroleum refining, materials processing, materials recycling, plastics, fertilizers, pharmaceuticals, paints, electronic components and biotechnology.
Upon graduation, chemical engineering majors are prepared for positions in the operation, development, design, construction and management of industrial plants in industries that subject raw materials to chemical and physical changes to produce desirable products, as well as positions in technical sales, research institutions and government. Students are also well-prepared for graduate and professional school.
Sample Course Schedules
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Freshman YearENGR 100 Introduction to Engineering Applications HIST 102 Western Civilization: 1600 to Present CHEM 115 Fundamentals of Chemistry MATH 153 Calculus 1a with Precalculus ENGR 199 Orientation to Engineering
Senior YearCHE 435 Chemical Process Control CHE 450 Unit Operations Laboratory 1 CHE 455 Chemical Process Design 1 RELG 102 Introduction to World Religions
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The chemical engineering baccalaureate degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.