At Tufts, Chemical & Biological Engineering graduates are prepared to provide
critical solutions to the technological challenges of our time. These challenges
include new ways to produce clean and sustainable energy; the development of
biochemical processing of targeted pharmaceuticals; and improving manufacturing
processes to increase resource utilization and reduce waste. The integrated
chemical and biological engineering curriculum at Tufts aims to meet the
industrial and societal need for engineers well-versed in all aspects of the
The Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at Tufts University
provides a program of study that includes a broad introduction of the biological
sciences and technologies within the context of an ABET-accredited B.S. in
Chemical Engineering degree program.
The B.S. in Chemical Engineering degree program is accredited by the Engineering
Accreditation Commission of ABET,
The mission of the BSChE degree program offered by the Department of
Chemical and Biological Engineering is to provide its undergraduate students:
- a strong foundation in the pure sciences: biology, chemistry, physics
- a solid understanding of the fundamental chemical engineering sciences,
coupled with quantitative skills, so as to provide a basis to a successful
professional career within the technology fields.
- training of communication skills consistent with the requirements of
both the technical professions and the broader community in which they live.
- a capacity and desire for the pursuit of life-long learning.
The faculty is committed to accomplishing this mission through the
integration of teaching and research.
The Program Educational Objectives are as follows:
Within a few years of obtaining a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from
Tufts University, the recent graduate
- Shows initiative and ability for life-long learning through
participation in a graduate degree program, professional society, continuing
education course(s), professional engineering certification, professional
development course(s), and/or industry training course(s).
- Demonstrates professional engineering competence, broadly defined,
through promotions, advancement to positions of increasing responsibility,
and/or successful transitions into other professional career paths such as
medicine, business, government, and education.
- B.S. in Chemical Engineering Curriculum (four year schedule)
- Biotechnology Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- In addition to providing a broad education experience with its own
professional outlets, the Chemical and Biological Engineering course
track is readily adaptable to additional academic goals, such as
premedicine, prelaw, and engineering management. Please follow the links
below for information.
- Undergraduate Organizations