The Penn State Department of Chemical Engineering is recognized as one of the largest and most influential chemical engineering departments in the nation. The department is built upon the fundamentals of academic integrity, innovation in research, and commitment to the advancement of industry.
Our curriculum focuses on the principles of chemistry, biology, physics, and technology to solve some of today’s most critical global issues involving food, energy, pharmaceutical drugs, and environmental sustainability. Our educational framework has been developed with feedback from faculty, alumni, current students, and members of our industrial and professional advisory council to ensure optimal student success. The objective of the department is to provide each student with an opportunity to identify and pursue his or her personal and professional goals. Our students have gone on to achieve success in careers in industry and advanced engineering and scientific study.
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