Specialized or flexible, our undergraduate programs encompass both fundamentals and applications to help lead students to a career as a chemical engineer.
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.
The BSChE program, which is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, allows students to choose from one of our five areas of specialization or the breadth option for a more flexible curriculum.
Our students are encouraged to become active members of the Rice Engineering community. We keep our class sizes small, creating a unique environment that provides our students with the necessary training to face future challenges while promoting the exchange of ideas beyond the classroom.