Why Penn State?
We understand there are many factors to consider when choosing a degree program. Penn State offers all the amenities of a large research university while maintaining one-on-one instruction and support. We encourage engaged, collaborative learning and position our students for long-term success.
Our curriculum combines traditional engineering with chemistry and technology to prepare students for a variety of career paths
Graduates of the Penn State Chemical Engineering program have enjoyed successful careers in healthcare, pharmaceuticals, alternative energy, biotechnology and other engineering industries. A number of graduates have also gone on to pursue advanced degrees in chemical engineering, law and medicine.
Chemical engineering faculty members are committed to quality learning and student success. Our faculty members are also recognized within the industry.
- 24 faculty members have won awards for teaching, research, or service
- 6 faculty members have won NSF CAREER/PYI awards
- 4 serve as editors of scientific research journals
- 10 faculty members are fellows of their professional societies
- 3 members belong to the National Academy of Engineering or National Academy of Sciences
Top-notch programs and facilities
Penn State chemical engineering offers a comprehensive academic programs with strong interdisciplinary connections. Students also have access to state-of-the-art research facilities in energy, environment, life sciences, computing, materials, and more.
We have a number of professional societies that allow for growth and development outside of the classroom
State College is a great place to live
State College was ranked in the 2014 Top 20 Best College Towns by Business Insider and a 2014-2015 Top 20 College Town by the American Institute for Economic Research. Our campus offers beautiful outdoor opportunities, affordable living and accessible travel to many major metro areas.