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Chemical Engineering, B.S.E.

Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing

Make an impact in the world and set yourself up for a high-paying career through our chemical engineering program, where you'll use math, science and engineering to solve problems.

Our chemical engineering program is perfect for students who wish to apply principles of math, chemistry and other sciences to solve real-world problems. Our class sizes are smaller than average, and you can interact with your peers outside the classroom in our learning community inside the new Campus Village.

Program Highlights

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    Flexibility and Customization

    Create a curriculum that fits your career plans by choosing from six concentrations and a variety of minors.

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    Experience a student-to-faculty ratio below the national average for close interactions throughout your college tenure.

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    Work Experience

    Join more than 90 percent of our undergraduate students who enhance their education with a paid industrial internship.

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    Experiential Learning

    Study abroad through one of two Maymester courses, or conduct research that examines real-world problems.

What You’ll Study

Our Next Energy elective, which explores renewable energy and sustainability, is one of our most popular courses. Other popular electives are our two international Maymester experiences in Germany and Thailand. You can also combine a major here with our top-ranked Honors College for a unique and well-rounded educational experience.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • System Design

    Creating or improving complex systems to meet specific requirements


    Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems

    Scientific Writing

    Communicating scientific research and findings in a clear, accurate and compelling manner

  • Problem Solving

    Identifying, analyzing and resolving problems or challenges using creative and effective strategies


    Working with others to achieve a common goal or objective


    Inspiring and guiding others to achieve common goals and reach their full potential

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Chemical Engineer
  • Researcher
  • Educator

Workplace Settings

  • Energy/Chemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals/Biotech
  • Semiconductors/Microelectronics
  • Transportation
  • Paper/Packaging
  • Environment

The college has supported me throughout my undergraduate career. I was connected to an academic advisor through the student services. The career center met with me and provided career coaching, which eventually led to me working in research over the summer.

Sarah Gustafson
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Is USC Right For You?

There are many reasons we could be your ideal university. There's the award-winning academics, the globally modeled student life, and abundance of study abroad and experiential learning options. Take a closer look at what USC could mean for you.

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