Texas Tech University

Undergraduate Program Overview


The Department of Chemical Engineering provides a broad−based undergraduate program combining the principles of the physical and chemical sciences with the discipline of engineering to solve modern problems and serve society. Students receive individual academic and career counseling, facilitating the development of their intellectual capabilities and interests as fully as possible.

Graduates from our program excel in both industry and graduate school. Employment opportunities cover a wide spectrum of industries, including petroleum, petrochemicals, basic and specialty chemicals, plastics, pharmaceuticals, textiles, semiconductors, and biological specialties, as well as a wide range of job functions, from process engineering to design to environmental and regulatory oversight. Industrial starting salaries average well over $ 75,000 per year.

Mission and Vision

The Department of Chemical Engineering educates, conducts research, and disseminates chemical engineering knowledge through internationally recognized programs for the benefit of society.

The Department of Chemical Engineering will be the undergraduate chemical engineering department of choice in Texas and will be recognized as one of the top research and graduate chemical engineering departments in the nation.


The Chemical Engineering BS Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and Program Criteria for the Chemical, Biochemical, Biomolecular and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

Accreditation Chemical Engineering BS