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B.S.Ch.E. in Chemical Engineering

Use scientific principles to use, produce, transform, and transport chemicals, materials, and energy

The Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Mississippi opens doors to exciting careers in petrochemicals, manufacturing, oil and gas, biomedical and biotech, environmental, and aerospace.

Key Benefits

Chemical Engineering at Ole Miss provides students with the skills needed for success. In addition to a great technical foundation, the program places great emphasis on teamwork, conflict resolution, presentation, and writing.

Graduate Outcomes

Graduates from the University of Mississippi's Chemical Engineering program work for top oil companies, engineering consulting firms, world-wide manufacturing groups, and government agencies, including NASA. It also paves the way to top graduate programs including medicine, engineering, business, dental, and law schools.

Experiences Offered

Students participate in cutting-edge research at the university and through internships. The University of Mississippi prepares students with the technical and soft skills needed to work in multiple industries.


B.S.Ch.E. in Chemical Engineering Faculty

The Chemical Engineering faculty at Ole Miss come from diverse backgrounds and their research includes biomedical and pharmaceutical applications, nanomaterials, industrial coatings, energy, physical acoustics, and low-energy separations.

John H O'Haver
Adam Eugene Smith

Specific requirements for the standard option in chemical engineering are as follows:   

  • Writ 101 and 102;
  • Math 261, 262, 263, 264, and 353;
  • Chem 105, 106, 115, 116, 221, and 225;
  • Phys 211, 212, 221, 222;
  • an advanced science (defined below);
  • Engr 310, 313, 321, and 322;
  • Ch E 101, 251, 307, 308, 317, 345, 411, 412, 417, 421, 423, 431, 432, 433, 451, and 452;
  • an engineering elective (defined below);
  • 12 hours of technical electives of 300 or higher course number from engineering, science, or mathematics;
  • 3 hours of fine arts
  • 6 hours of humanities from the same department
  • 6 hours of social science from the same department
  • 3 additional hours of humanities, social science, or a general education course as defined by the School of Engineering with the exception that speech and math content courses may not be used to satisfy any of these required 18 credits.    Any of the following will satisfy the advanced science requirement:   
  • Engr 340, 540
  • Ch E 543, 545, 547
  • Geol 314,
  • G E 415, 450, 503
  • Chem 314, 331, 332, 334, 373, 401, 471, 473
  • Phys 315, 317, 318, 319, 321, 401, 402
  • Bisc 301, 306, 318, 320, 327, 333, 335    Any of the following will satisfy the engineering elective requirement:   
  • Engr 309, 330, 340, 360, 573
  • C E 471, 472
  • Ch E 535, 540, 550
  • M E 534    The following alternative courses may satisfy course requirements as specified:   
  • Alternatives to Ch E 101: Ch E 103 and Ch E 104, or Engr 100
  • Alternatives for 300-level technical electives:
    • Chem 222
    • Manf 253
    • Manf 254
    • the combination of Bisc 160, 161, 162, and 163.    In the case of the Bisc 160-163 series, the student must take all 8 credits to fulfill the requirement for one 3-credit technical elective. A maximum of 3 credits of Ch E 330 may be used to satisfy one of the technical elective requirements.   

      Emphases in Chemical Engineering

         As alternative to the standard or pre-med options in chemical engineering, a student may choose to obtain a B.S. in Chemical Engineering with one or more of the following four emphases: biotechnology, environmental, manufacturing (in collaboration with the Center for Manufacturing Excellence), and materials. The same general education and course requirements (defined above) apply to all emphases in chemical engineering. Taking specific advanced chemistry and elective courses satisfy specific emphasis requirements.

Freshmen may directly enroll in Chemical Engineering with an ACT Math score of at least 25 (or SAT equiv) and 3.0 high school core GPA. Students transferring into the program from other majors or institutions must have at least a 2.25 cumulative GPA as well as a 25 ACT Math score or at least a B in MATH 125 or higher math class.

Annie McClellan

Annie McClellan earned a master's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Mississippi. Before starting her career with Exxon Mobil, Annie took part in Bike & Build, a 4200 mile cross-country trip to raise money and awareness for affordable housing.