Undergraduate Program Overview
Undergraduate students in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering share with faculty a congenial atmosphere and an excitement for the ever-expanding range of processes and technologies that are based on chemical and biomolecular engineering principles.
Small class sizes allow close contact and frequent exchanges between professors and students on a one-to-one basis. Undergraduate research opportunities are regularly available with many faculty research groups. Emphasis on the basics of chemistry and biomolecular and engineering science is the key to the great flexibility and power offered by a degree in chemical and biomolecular engineering in a rapidly changing technological environment. Penn's chemical engineering curriculum is designed to ensure that every student receives thorough training in fundamental concepts of permanent relevance and the physical, biotechnological, and chemical principles underlying the engineering profession.
Penn's CBE curriculum ensures that every student receives thorough training in fundamental concepts of permanent relevance regarding the physical, biotechnological, and chemical principles underlying the engineering profession.
Course Planning Guides
The Course Planning Guide (CPG) assists the student in planning a course of study to complete the program as expected. A sample CPG is available to assist with planning.
Students may elect to follow a concentration within the field. A selection of five courses is required, with an emphasis one of the following: 1) Pharmaceutics and Biotechnology, 2) Polymer Science and Engineering, 3) Electronic Materials Processing, 4) Environmental Engineering.
Undergraduate Academic Rules and Regulations
The official academic rules and regulations governing the undergraduate course of study are found in the SEAS Undergraduate Handbook.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Links to undergraduate research opportunities, internships, and other opportunities.