Program Overview

Welcome to Chemical Engineering at the University of Utah. Our undergraduate program takes pride in providing a curriculum that prepares students for jobs in industry and for post-graduate training in engineering, law, and medicine. The curriculum is unique in that it strives to balance practice, theory, and the development of professional skills. More than 30% of our undergraduates are involved in research in professors’ labs. We have a vibrant cooperative education program that includes summer internships and semester-long work experiences in industry, government, and academe.

Our strong departmental scholarship program provides financial aid based on need, transfer status, and academic performance. Graduates from the Department of Chemical Engineering have excellent job placement statistics with outstanding starting salaries. Recent graduates are working for IM Flash Technologies, Micron Technology, Watson Pharmaceuticals, Proctor & Gamble, Halliburton, Rio Tinto, Archer Daniels Midland, Nestlé, L-3 Communications, Celanese, ICU Medical, FLSmidth, and URS Corporation.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our advisors if you have questions about our program.

Academic Program

Students must take care to meet the necessary requirements to advance through our academic program. Review the following documents and please contact us if you are left with any questions regarding our academic program. Various forms and applications used by undergraduates and prospective undergraduates may be found here.

Academic Plans


We encourage students to meet with an academic advisor regularly. Please visit our advising page for more information.