The Undergraduate Program

When students think of chemical engineers, they might picture intent figures in lab coats hunched over strangely shaped glassware. Chemical engineers, though, do more than research at the lab bench. They translate their research from small scale discoveries to real world applications we see in our daily lives, from textiles to better cosmetics or alternative energy sources.

In the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, our low student-to-faculty ratio ensures that our expert faculty members work closely with students to provide them with the skills they need to begin their careers. Through our ABET-accredited program—which combines traditional classroom learning with laboratory experience—our students graduate with a solid understanding and appreciation of chemical engineering in the real world. Many of our undergraduates also participate in research, exploring fields including process engineering, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical engineering.

Equipped with these academic and practical tools, our graduates then find careers in hospitals, nuclear power plants, research institutes, pharmaceutical companies, environmental organizations, food manufacturers, and engineering firms.  The department maintains close ties with leading corporations, including Dupont, ExxonMobil, Hess Corporation, and Merck, who support our undergraduate programs with research and on-site training opportunities and advisement. For students interested in pursuing an education beyond their bachelor’s degree, Rutgers School of Engineering offers a combined BS/MS degree, merging a BS in chemical engineering with either an MS in chemical engineering or an ME in pharmaceutical engineering, and a combined BS and MBA degree.

Contact Information for the Undergraduate Program

Undergraduate Director: Dr. Helen Buettner
Engineering Building C-226 , SOE, Busch Campus
Phone: 848-445-2228 
e-mail: buettner@rci.rutgers.edu

Undergraduate Administrative Assistant:  Lynn DeCaprio
Engineering Building C-226, SOE, Busch Campus
Phone: 848-445-2228
e-mail: cbeundergrad@soemail.rutgers.edu

Office of Academic Affairs, School of Engineering
Engineering Building B-100, SOE, Busch Campus
Phone: 848-445-2212
http://soe.rutgers.edu/oas