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Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering is a challenging, rewarding and satisfying major and career. You can pursue employment in many high-tech areas — including materials, energy and pharmaceuticals — or go on to graduate school and professional programs, such as law, dentistry and medicine.

Description

What is Chemical Engineering at WVU like?

Description

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.

Engineering Open House

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At a Glance

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Opportunities

What makes Chemical Engineering at WVU unique?


Research and Academic Opportunities

Students are encouraged to participate in research from the freshman year on. Any student who wishes to work with a faculty member is able to do so. These students present posters on their research findings at the annual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol in Charleston, West Virginia.

Academic resources include:

  • Complete, up-to-date reference library with classic and modern texts covering all aspects of chemical engineering.
  • Modern, newly renovated undergraduate laboratory housing experiments in all areas of the common unit operations found in chemical engineering. Recently, new experiments have been added in the thermal/fluids area for the junior year.

Transfer Articulation Agreements

In addition to guaranteed admission agreements WVU has transfer articulation agreements with:

Student Organizations

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Professional Organizations

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WVUteach

You can earn a secondary teaching certificate through WVUteach while completing a four-year degree in WVU's Chemical Engineering major.

Careers

What can you do with this degree?

Graduates are employed in virtually every branch of chemical engineering, including the heavy chemicals industry, the pharmaceutical industry, the polymers industry and the food industry, to name a few.

As undergraduates the students have the opportunity to participate in both summer internships and full co-op programs.

Many of our graduates have been admitted into professional schools such as medical school, law school and dental school, as well as graduate school.

Possible Careers

Wondering what you can do with a degree from WVU's Chemical Engineering major? Check out these ideas from WVU Career Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

This page includes information from O*NET OnLine by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license.

Employers

Graduates from this major have gone to work at:

Courses

What are the courses like in Chemical Engineering at WVU?

Major Map

Check out the course requirements and suggested plan of study for WVU's Chemical Engineering major.

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For a program overview, learning goals and course descriptions, visit the course catalog.

Capstone Projects

Before graduating, all undergraduates in this major complete an academic project (or "capstone") to demonstrate their research, communication and critical thinking skills. Projects in WVU's Chemical Engineering major have included:

Cost and Aid

How much does Chemical Engineering at WVU cost? And how can you save?

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2018-19 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current West Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

West Virginia Resident
Per Credit $429
Per Semester $5,148
Fall and Spring Semesters $10,296
Non-Resident
Per Credit $1,128
Per Semester $13,536
Fall and Spring Semesters $27,072
International
Per Credit $1,128
Per Semester $13,836
Fall and Spring Semesters $27,672
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Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending WVU in addition to university scholarships.

Merit-based Scholarships

Incoming freshmen to the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources may qualify for merit-based scholarships based on GPA and SAT/ACT test score. No additional application is necessary. These scholarships are in addition to University scholarships.

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Transfer Articulation Agreements

To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to WVU. In addition to guaranteed admission agreements Chemical Engineering has transfer articulation agreements with:

Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.

Learn How to Transfer Course Credits

Requirements

What are the requirements to apply for Chemical Engineering at WVU?

Program Requirements

In addition to meeting WVU's base admission standards, first-time freshmen must also meet one of these admission requirements for the 2019-20 academic year:

Engineering Track 1:
  • GPA: 3.00
  • ACT Math: 28
  • SAT Math: 660
Engineering Track 2:
  • GPA: 2.75
  • ACT Math: 26
  • SAT Math: 610
Engineering Track 3:
  • GPA: 2.50
  • ACT Math: 22
  • SAT Math: 540

If you don't meet the admission requirements for WVU's Chemical Engineering major, check out some related programs.

University Requirements

To be admitted to WVU's Chemical Engineering major, you must first meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2019-20 academic year. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

Next Steps

I like this major. What are the next steps?

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