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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.

$72,000 Average Starting Salary

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


By working alongside leading researchers and educators, our graduate students advance in their field and find solutions to pressing problems.

Chemical Potential

A graduate degree from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering isn’t just another line on your engineering resume; it’s an opportunity to unleash your potential alongside some of the best and brightest in the field. You’ll receive expert education from a world-class faculty that includes five National Academies members. You’ll team up with major industry partners to pursue meaningful research. And you’ll do it all at one of the best departments of its kind in the United States.

Whether you want to deepen your research experience ahead of a career in industry, or are starting down the path to a Ph.D., our department has the graduate programs — and practical partnerships — to help you get there.