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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 field.

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.

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


The mission of the BSChE degree program offered by the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering is to provide its undergraduate students:

  1. a strong foundation in the pure sciences: biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics.
  2. 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.
  3. training of communication skills consistent with the requirements of both the technical professions and the broader community in which they live.
  4. 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

  1. 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).
  2. 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.