Undergraduate Programs

The College of Engineering Department of Chemical, Biological, and Bio Engineering (CBBE) offers three undergraduate programs:
  • Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering 
    Bioengineering is the application of engineering principles and techniques to problems in medicine and healthcare. Bioengineering seeks to close the gap between engineering and medicine. It combines the design and problem-solving skills of engineering with medical and biological sciences to improve healthcare diagnosis and treatment. Bioengineering has recently emerged as a distinct engineering discipline, compared to many other engineering fields. Such an evolution occurs as a new field transitions from being an interdisciplinary area of study among established fields, to being a discipline in itself. Much of the work in bioengineering consists of research and development, incorporating knowledge from a broad array of fields such as healthcare, ethics, life sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, biosystems analysis and engineering design. Prominent bioengineering contributions include the development of prosthetics to restore limb function, medical devices such as surgical repair devices and implanted stimulators to restore heart and motor function, imaging systems such as MRI and ultrasound scanners to diagnose diseases, biotechnologies and biomaterials for tissue regeneration and surgical therapies, and systems for targeted drug delivery in the body.

  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering 
    Biological Engineering is an engineering discipline that integrates multidisciplinary engineering principles with applied biological, agricultural, and environmental sciences for the sustainable production of food and biomaterials and the efficient utilization of natural resources. Biological Engineering Program trains students to apply engineering techniques to design and analyze biological systems and biomanufacturing technologies for processing agricultural materials, biomass and waste materials to produce food, renewable energy, and value-added products. It also teaches conservation of natural resources, improving air and water quality, and designing of sustainable agricultural and environmental systems. Students also participate in the functions of their professional society, undergraduate research, summer internship, and study-abroad programs to broaden their biological engineering education.
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering 
    Chemical engineers have a broad enough background to do almost anything they choose. All branches of engineering emphasize the application of the principles of mathematics and physics to solve problems and create products for the community at large. Chemical engineers, however, are unique in emphasizing applications that are also founded in chemistry and biology. Chemical engineers are primarily concerned with processes and equipment in which material undergoes a change in composition or state. Chemical engineers often become employed by a company which manufactures a variety of chemical products, including plastics, forest products, gasoline, food, textile fibers, and pharmaceuticals. Chemical engineers also find career opportunities in the fabrication of microelectronic devices, the control of industrial and municipal wastes, and the application of science to produce chemicals from biological materials.