Undergraduate Programs

The mission of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science is to perform the nation's highest quality education and research, at the undergraduate and graduate levels, in the behavior and structure of chemical processes and materials.

Chemical Engineering


Bachelor of Chemical Engineering

The Chemical Engineering Program at the University of Minnesota is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org). The department graduates about 100 students with bachelor's degrees in Chemical Engineering each year. The core courses in the Chemical Engineering program are team taught by several faculty members. The organizing professor lectures three times a week to the entire class, and the class is split into smaller recitation sections for twice-weekly discussion and problem-solving meetings with a faculty member. Our team teaching approach puts the students and faculty in closer contact to the mutual benefit of both.


*Spring 2015 graduate survey: 76 alumni respondents

Materials Science and Engineering


Bachelor of Materials Science and Engineering

The Bachelor of Materials Science and Engineering (B. Mat.S.E.) degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The major has recently grown to well over 40 graduates, who go on to a broad spectrum of positions in industry, in addition to some of the highest ranked graduate programs in the country. Our graduates receive a rigorous education in the fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering, featuring first class laboratory experiences with state-of-the-art instrumentation, and detailed training with modern scientific and engineering tools. These students develop outstanding problem-solving skills, a deep knowledge base, and excellent analytical skills, equipping them for a wide variety of successful careers.

*Spring 2015 graduate survey: 36 alumni respondents

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Contact

Need a permission number for a class? Email Sarah Swenson
  • Efie Kokkoli
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies for Chemical Engineering
  • kokko002@umn.edu
  • Chris Leighton
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies for Materials Science and Engineering
  • leighton@umn.edu

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421 Washington Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0132

P: 612-625-1313 | F: 612-626-7246

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