Undergraduate Programs

The undergraduate program in chemical engineering at Rice is ranked in the top 25 — top 10 among private colleges —by U.S. News and World Report. As a chemical engineering student at Rice, you will have the opportunity to explore a multidisciplinary array of courses or focus on a particular specialization. Our curriculum encompasses both fundamentals and applications to give students a sound scientific and technical grounding for further development in a variety of professional environments.

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering offers two undergraduate degrees. Upon completion of your undergraduate degree, you are eligible to apply for a fifth year of specialized study leading to a Master of Chemical Engineering.