Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

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

Chemical engineering students conduct an experiment in the chemical engineering lab.

“Chemical engineering has a pre-med option that really stuck out to me – I knew it would prepare me for any future career I choose!”

Kaylee Goodwin

Chemical engineering major from Ocean Springs, MS

About this program

Chemical engineers bring together chemistry, mathematics, physics and engineering principles to discover solutions to real-world challenges in pharmaceuticals, food, personal care products, petrochemicals and in many other industries.

With a chemical engineering degree from Ole Miss, you will be ready to pursue careers in manufacturing, petrochemicals, oil and gas, biotechnology, the environmental field and more. Your degree can also pave the way to top graduate programs in medicine, business, law and advanced engineering fields.

Tailor your degree

You can choose the standard track, the pre-med track or one of our four emphases. 

Pre-med – you’ll get practical problem-solving experience that will set you apart when applying for med school.

Biotechnology – you’ll learn about the study and use of biological processes to make advancements in fields as diverse as drugs, agriculture and food.

Environmental – you’ll get the foundation to work in environmental areas, such as waste and pollution reduction. 

Manufacturing – you’ll learn the skills to improve processes and productivity in advanced manufacturing environments. 

Materials – you’ll delve into the world of advanced materials – such as polymers and nanomaterials – that can handle extreme conditions.

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    Program Information

    Program Type


    Area of Study



    4 years


    B.S.Ch.E. in Chemical Engineering

    Program Location



    Biotechnology, Environmental, Manufacturing, Materials, Pre-med

    Required Credit Hours


    Beyond the classroom

    Chemical engineering students participate in an exercise with an employee of Cooper Tire.

    Co-ops and internships

    Work for a semester or the summer in a company or lab to see what chemical engineers do.

    Real-world experience
    An Ole Miss chemical engineering student assists a professor with lab equipment.


    Help our professors in their research efforts – spanning from energy to the environment, from human health to materials and manufacturing.


    Explore research areas
    An Ole Miss chemical engineering student poses with a model rocket she is about to launch.

    Student organizations

    Find your place in one of our student organizations and learn more about your field in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers

    Find your org

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