BS in Chemical Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (BSChE) program at Rice University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. This program allows students to choose from one of our five areas of specialization or the breadth option for a more flexible curriculum.

Areas of Specialization

Students pursuing a BS in Chemical Engineering at Rice University have the option of choosing one of five areas of specialization or the engineering breadth option.

Through careful selection of other engineering and science courses, you can specialize in any of the following six options.

Visit General Announcements for core requirements, electives:

  • Biomolecular Engineering
  • Computational Engineering
  • Energy/Sustainability
  • Materials/Nanotechnology
  • Engineering Breadth

Courses that do not appear on the approved list below may be petitioned for approval on a case by case basis. You must consult with your ChBE academic advisor.

Apply to Rice

All prospective students should apply through Rice University's Office of Admission. They can also help you schedule a visit to campus.

Learn how you Apply to Rice University.

One-Year Pathway to a MChE for Rice BSChE Undergraduates

With proper planning and coordination typically in the Junior year, Rice University BSChE undergraduates can earn a master's degree in Chemical Engineering with just one extra year of study.

Learn more about our BS/MChE Program or contact Ericson De Paula.

Distinction in Research and Creative Works Award

BSChBE students are eligible for the Distinction in Research and Creative Works Award, which recognizes students for exceptional independent research and engineering design. Learn more about the Distinction in Research and Creative Works Award.