Chemical Engineering

You should major in chemical engineering if:

  • You're interested in alternative technologies and renewable energy.
  • You want to contribute to new technological advances in materials, health, and environmentally friendly chemicals.
  • You loved chemistry in high school and want to turn it into a career in the petroleum refining or specialty chemical industry. 

Chemical engineering majors learn mastery over chemicals by making new chemicals, improving chemical use, managing energy systems, and destroying harmful chemicals. All of these while protecting the environment.

You’ll be trained in engineering analysis, thermodynamics, separation processes, reaction engineering, corrosion, process simulation, design, and process heat transfer as well as problem-solving and reasoning which can be applied to nearly any industry. 

This major can lead to high-paying and intellectually challenging careers. 

Combine your enthusiasm for chemistry and biology with advanced math and engineering to create industrial processes and products. Apply these skills to make pharmaceuticals that improve human life, design biorefineries, or even work with new power sources for vehicles. 

Above all, as a chemical engineer, you will make a difference. With the entire universe made up of chemicals, a UL Lafayette chemical engineer's potential impact is limitless. 

Chemical Engineering at UL Lafayette

What's Chemical Engineering Like?

  • Lab work & research
    Rated 3 out of 3
  • Writing
    Rated 2 out of 3
  • Internships
    Rated 1 out of 3
  • Presentations
    Rated 2 out of 3
  • Math
    Rated 3 out of 3
  • Group work & collaboration
    Rated 3 out of 3

Life as a Chemical Engineering Major