Chemical engineers work with and create advanced materials to solve the world's problems—from designing cleaner fuels that minimize pollution to increasing crop yields to solving the global food crisis. They are in demand in industries ranging from pharmaceuticals and biotechnology to semiconductors and manufacturing. 

Building on your interests in math, science, and problem solving, you'll gain a foundation in fluid mechanics, scientific computing, and materials science. A flexible curriculum allows you to also pursue specialty areas such as a Biochemical concentration or a certificate in Materials Engineering, shaping your degree to suit your career goals.  

At UMass Amherst, you'll learn in the classroom, in the laboratory, and beyond. Our students conduct NSF-funded research, work side-by-side with faculty to create new chemotherapy drugs, and contribute to published academic papers.