Should I major in chemical engineering?

  • You want to use chemistry to advance large-scale processes, create products, and engineer solutions
  • You're passionate about finding new perspectives and approaches to global challenges such as exploring traditional and emerging energy sources, incorporating sustinable manufacturing practices, and developing biochemicals and technologies for health care
  • You're curious how chemical products evolve from lab testing to broad consumer availability

Chemical engineers are the driving force in many exciting areas of bioengineering and biotechnology, and they're vital in pollution abatement, developing efficient energy solutions, and national defense. Students have the opportunity to collaborate on a range of hands-on research projects that prepare them for industry. Lehigh’s program offers technical minors in areas such as energy, information, biotechnology, materials engineering, environmental engineering, and polymer science and engineering.