In their first two years, candidates for the Bachelor of Arts explore areas of academic interest while fulfilling general education requirements and completing prerequisites for possible areas of concentration. In the spring of the sophomore year, students select a concentration from among 29 academic departments.
The School of Engineering and Applied Science, which grants the Bachelor of Science in Engineering, offers unusual curricular versatility and breadth. The goal of the school is to educate leaders who can solve world problems. In the spring of the freshman year, students select a concentration in one of six departments. During their junior and senior years, B.S.E. students take advanced courses in their field of concentration and carry out independent research projects.
Chemical Engineering is the only engineering discipline that makes extensive use of chemical transformations (reactions) in addition to physical transformations (refining, molding or machining) to achieve added value. Chemical engineers are employed in virtually all manufacturing industries, from the basic chemical, materials, energy, food, pharmaceutical and microelectronics industries to the myriad consumer product industries. Our various curricula are designed to produce graduates who are broadly educated as well as highly adaptable.