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Degree Concentrations

In response to increasing interest in the application of chemical engineering principles to related fields, the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science offers concentrations to students wishing an area of specialization in the degree:

  • biochemical engineering
  • bioenergy engineering
  • biomedical engineering
  • environmental engineering
  • food science
  • polymer science and engineering

Concentrations are available to, but not required of, any student enrolled in the Bachelor of Science degree program in chemical engineering.

The Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science constantly reviews program requirements and reserves the right to make changes as necessary. Consequently, each student is strongly encouraged to consult with his/her adviser to obtain assistance in planning an appropriate schedule of courses.

Degree and Enrollment Information

For Degree and Enrollment information for chemical engineering, please click here (via the college).


Students who have questions about Chemical Engineering should contact an undergraduate advisor:

Ms. Lindsay Naylor
Wilson Hall, Room G66
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 432-4916

ChE Courses

Some courses may have prerequisites, which are not otherwise required in the program. Students should check course descriptions (via registrar) to ensure they are aware of prerequisites.

View the ChE Curriculum Requirements (via college)

ChE Technical Electives

Technical Electives: Students must complete at least six credits of technically oriented subject-related courses approved by his or her advisor. Acceptable subjects include, but are not limited to: composites processing or biochemical engineering, electronic materials, environment, advanced mathematics, transport phenomena, advanced chemistry, food, legal and regulatory issues, advanced materials, advanced biology, statistics, biomedical engineering, and polymers.

You may select two courses from one of the groups listed below or request approval from your advisor for an alternate set of courses. At least one course in the technical elective area must include 3 credits of engineering topics. Engineering topics courses include courses taught in the College of Engineering as well as some courses taught in advanced math, advanced chemistry, advanced biology, advanced statistics, and advanced physics. Engineering topics courses are denoted by superscript ā€œeā€ in front of the course listing.

View the Chemical Engineering Technical Electives (via college)

Override Form

An override form can be used by students who need to request an override to get into a course that is full, or for which they need special permission. For all courses with acronym CHE or MSE, use the Chemical Engineering and Material Science On-line Course Override Request.