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Mission Statement

The faculty of the chemical engineering program is committed to providing a practice-oriented education through active learning and drawing connections between classroom learning and co-op experiences. The educational curriculum provides fundamentals in mathematics, physical sciences, and engineering science as well as real-world design and laboratry experiences. Through the university’s general education requirements, the academic common experience (ACE), students gain awareness of the impact of engineering decisions in a broader societal and ethical context. Cooperative education enables students to integrate practical workplace knowledge with classroom learning so the educational experiences are synergistic and deepen the learning process. The chemical engineering community encourages professional development through active participation and leadership in student organizations, professional societies, and departmental activities. As a result, the chemical engineering program prepares students for industrial careers, graduate programs, or professional medical, law, and business schools.