The field of chemical engineering transforms conceptual laboratory discoveries into new products and processes.

This program prepares students for the future of the field through studies in biochemical engineering and advanced materials. Chemical engineering students at UMass Amherst develop new vaccines, discover alternative fuels, create new materials, and influence future innovation.

A bachelor of science (BS) degree in chemical engineering provides a broad background in chemistry, physics, mathematics, and their applications. Students can tailor the curriculum to individual interests: biochemical engineering, materials science and engineering, and engineering management. Chemical engineering also serves as a strong foundation for future graduate work in areas ranging from biotechnology and pharmacology to advanced materials, energy, and sustainability.