Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Program

Villanova University Chemical Engineering undergraduate conducts research with faculty.

The College of Engineering offers a full-time academic program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering degree in 4 years. A student may also able to obtain a Bachelor and Master of Science in Chemical Engineering in 5 years.

What is Chemical Engineering?

Using the principles of mathematics, chemistry, physics and engineering sciences, Villanova chemical engineering students learn to transform and properly use chemicals and energy to produce almost anything. You will be taught to creatively solve technical, commercial and social problems arising in industries which manufacture bulk chemicals, fuels, pharmaceuticals, cell therapies, plastics, cosmetics, foods and much more. These solutions must respond to economic constraints as well as social, ethical, environmental and safety implications.

A Chemical Engineering degree will prepare you for careers in:

  • Environmental protection
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Renewable energy production
  • Business consulting
  • Consumer product development

Why Villanova?

What makes Villanova’s Chemical Engineering department unique is our commitment to community. Community is developed between the students—learning teamwork, communication and problem solving skills together during classes and in clubs. Community is reflected in the faculty, who value your success and take the time to get to know you, by name. Community is also evident in our commitment to the world outside of Villanova, where we engage in service learning trips, study abroad experiences, and STEM outreach programs. Finally, as a Villanovan you will join our community of dedicated Villanova Chemical Engineering alumni, who are there to mentor, guide and support our students during their time here, and after they graduate.

After Earning Your Degree

Demand is increasing for chemical engineers in emerging areas such as nanotechnologies, alternative energy and biotechnology. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the retirement of many current chemical engineers by 2024 will create favorable job prospects.

Graduates are working in a number of fields and continuing their education in specialty programs. Here is just a sampling:

  • Associate Scientist in Downstream Process Development, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Scientist, Graduate Rotational Program, Axalta Coating Systems
  • Process Engineering in Research and Development, Mars Wrigley Confectionery
  • Stony Brook University School of Medicine
  • Graduate Rotational Program, Operations, Johnson Matthey
  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • Manufacturing Leadership Development Program, Merck

Contact Us

Noelle Comolli, PhD

Department Chair
Noelle Comolli, PhD

Department Coordinator: Colleen Stover

Office Assistant: Nancy D'Angeli