Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Through elective courses, however, you can tailor the program and focus on specific disciplines, including:

  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Nano and Advanced Materials
  • Energy and Sustainability
  • Cell and Genetic Engineering

Through the two-semester Senior Project Studio, Chemical Engineering majors can participate in an industry-sponsored design or research project. In addition, a number of students work directly with professors, which can lead to co-authored papers and presentations at industry conferences.

Recent undergraduate research projects include:

  • Optimization of T cell growth and manufacture
  • Preparing LtEc-alginate hydrogels for animal cell culture
  • Synthetic production of plasmids for gene therapy
  • Optimization of wetland microbial fuel cells using novel electrodes
  • High temperature CO₂ sorption by mesoporous lithium orthosilicate



More information about the Chemical Engineering program:


Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Career Outlook: Chemical Engineers (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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.

2018 Average Entry Level Salary

$68,609 per year (

Job Outlook, 2016-26


Employment Change, 2016-26


Villanova University Mechanical Engineering Class of 2018 median starting salary: $62,824

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