Undergraduate Overview

Chemical and biomolecular undergraduates learn to tackle the world’s emerging problems at one of the top engineering colleges in the nation.

An Elemental Force

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at NC State is among the best in the country. We turn budding students into accomplished problem-solvers by providing them with everything they need to succeed: access to world-renowned faculty, internships and co-ops with major industry partners, and a range of curricula and concentrations designed to ready them for the real world. By the time they leave here, they’re a force to be reckoned with — which is why leading employers seek them out.

Chemical engineering has evolved to become one of the most diverse and versatile fields within engineering. To prepare our undergraduates for every emerging opportunity, we team up with departments across campus to offer world-class interdisciplinary learning. We push our students to test their ideas through research and senior design projects. And we open their eyes to everything the field offers, from putting paper science to work in a North Carolina mill to inventing a nanotech pesticide that helps feed the world.

The Catalyst for Career Success

In 2013, NC State’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering was fourth in the nation in undergraduate chemical engineering degrees awarded. More than 90% of those students head straight into full-time jobs or to graduate school. Chemical engineering grads go on to serve in a host of industries — from biofuels and pharmaceuticals to fibers and plastics — and pursue groundbreaking research in subject areas that range from polymer science to nanoengineering to environmental and green engineering.

The department’s close ties with industry ensure that students glean all the skills they need to succeed in the real world. From research collaborations and sponsored design projects to career fairs and on-campus interviews, we work with an extensive network of partners to offer our undergraduates every advantage.

$72,900 Average Starting Salary

NC State chemical and biomolecular engineering graduates thrive in the real world.

Start a rewarding career at NC State