Bachelor of Science In Chemical Engineering

"I enjoy the environment in the classroom," said Christopher Ellithorpe ‘20. "In each class, there is a drive to learn more and to provide students with the information that they need while keeping their attention. It is presented in a way which will benefit me once I join the workforce."

Engineer chemical solutions to address problems

As a chemical engineer, you will transform matter or energy into forms that benefit human beings. You might design clean energy solutions, do research and development in pharmaceuticals, or create new ways to feed the world’s growing population.

The foundation you will build in chemistry, physics, biology, and mathematics – and your collaborations involving engineering disciplines such as computer science, and mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering – will prepare you to rise to the challenges that face both the modern-day chemical engineer and the world. Those challenges — hallmarks of the early 21st century — include environmental integrity, limited resources, and human safety.

As a Chemical Engineering major at the University of New Haven, you will:
  • Learn to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • Design and conduct experiments in state-of-the-art laboratories, then analyze and interpret data
  • Master modern techniques, skills, and engineering tools
  • Design systems, components, and processes to meet specific needs and comply with realistic economic, environmental, social, ethical, and political restraints
  • Learn the fundamentals of thermodynamics, reactor design, process controls, and fluid dynamics
  • Pursue research projects in conjunction with University of New Haven faculty
  • Personalize coursework and focus in specific areas, such as biotechnology and environmental engineering
  • Gain hands-on experience through lab experience, internships, and study abroad opportunities
  • Participate in a Senior Design course, where you will complete a team project using current chemical engineering technology
  • Have the opportunity to join on-campus clubs and organizations, including University of New Haven chapters of the American Chemical Society and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers as well as the Forensic Science and Chemistry Club
See More See Less

Learn from professors who are dedicated to your success.

Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.



Aspiring chemical engineer participates in inaugural Yale undergraduate research conference

Envision Your Future

The information below is designed to show the many possible careers you could pursue with your major. The research is provided by Encoura, the leading research and advisory firm focused exclusively on higher education. It includes median national salaries and industry growth projections over the next decade. Click here to view the full report.


Drilling Engineer

10% Growth 2017-2027


Senior Project Manager

5% Growth 2017-2027


Operations Manager

6% Growth 2017-2027

Selected Courses and Programs
  • Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

    Applications of the first and second laws of thermodynamics to batch and flow processes important in chemical engineering for homogeneous and heterogeneous systems, mixtures, and pure materials. Topics include phase and chemical equilibria, chemical reactions, thermochemistry, thermodynamic properties, and miscibility.

  • Reaction Kinetics and Reactor Design

    Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalyzed and noncatalyzed reaction kinetics for flow and batch chemical reactors. Application of kinetic data to both isothermal and nonisothermal reactor design. This course is intended for both chemists and chemical engineers.

  • Mass Transfer Operations

    Advanced topics in diffusion and mass transfer in solids, liquids, and gases. Topics include Fick’s law, mass transfer coefficients, mass transfer correlation, interphase transfer, unsteady state mass transfer, adsorption, membrane separations, humidification and drying. Application to the analysis and design of mass transfer controlled process equipment.

  • Process Dynamics and Control

    Fundamental principles of chemical process dynamics used in the measurement and control of process variables such as temperature, pressure, and flow rate. Development of linear and nonlinear dynamic process models, stability analysis, and control system design using analytical and computer methods. Analysis, design, and tuning of process loops using computer simulations.

  • Full List of Courses and Learning Outcomes for Chemical Engineering

    The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, check out the Academic Catalog:

    Chemical Engineering, B.S.

    Chemical Engineering Minor

Learn about earning college credit through Project Lead the Way.

Charger Advantage

Get an inside look at what differentiates the University of New Haven and how your experiences as a student will prepare you for success.

Nationally Recognized Center for Career Development

All University of New Haven students have access to the many resources available through the University’s Career Development Center, which has been named one of the best in the nation by The Princeton Review.

From career assessments, networking, and job shadowing to on-campus interviews and salary negotiation, the Career Development Center provides the skills and connections to identify a meaningful career and an opportunity to pursue your passion.

Learn More
Accreditation & Awards
An image of the Engineering Accreditation Commission logo.

ABET Accreditation

The bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering offered by the Tagliatela College of Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Chemical Engineering Program Objectives and Outcomes

Learn More

Enrollment and Graduation Data for the Tagliatela College of Engineering

Learn More

U.S. News and World Reports badge

U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges - Engineering Programs

The University’s Tagliatela College of Engineering is again rated in the top third in its category (institutions that do not offer a doctorate in engineering).

Learn More
Upcoming Events

Sunday, September 26

Various Dates

Next Steps
  • Admission Requirements

    Whether you're still in high school or are transferring from another college, we offer full- and part-time opportunities for undergraduates from inside the U.S. and abroad. The admission process can begin as early as the end of your high school junior year.

    The Application Process

  • Financial Aid Opportunities

    We offer a comprehensive financial aid program, with students receiving assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, student loans, and part-time employment. Funds are available from federal and state governments, private sponsors, and from university resources. More than 85 percent of the University's full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance.

    Learn More

Licensure and Certification Information

In the University's B.S. Chemical Engineering program students can start the path towards becoming a Professional Engineer (PE).

  • Our curriculum meets the educational requirements for PE licensure AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WV, WI, and WY.

Click the link below for contact information on State licensure boards.

Licensure Information

Click here for more information on Licensure & Professional Certification Disclosures.