The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering’s undergraduate program provides a diverse and supportive environment, focused on educating innovative and fundamentally-grounded engineers.

By fusing core chemical engineering principles with emerging disciplines, our undergraduates innovate new technologies and spur cross-disciplinary scientific discovery.

With the option to concentrate in Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering or Interfaces and Nanotechnology, students can tailor their studies to suit their interests, contribute to the creation of knowledge through unparalleled research opportunities, and graduate with the skills, knowledge, and experiences they need to pursue their professional goals, no matter what path they may choose.

Our graduates take a myriad paths–working in the pharmaceutical and energy industries and finance, launching their own startups, or pursuing further studies in a variety of engineering fields, as well as in medicine, law, and business.

Questions about our undergraduate academic programs?

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Lilian Lam Josephson (Spring 2023)
For more information contact the ChemBE department.

The undergraduate curriculum in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering includes options for different tracks of study and provides students with foundational knowledge in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics.

Our academic offerings are strengthened through research experiences that enable students to work closely with renowned engineers and scientists–at the School of Engineering, as well as with faculty and researchers at Johns Hopkins’ schools of Medicine and Applied Physics Laboratory. Undergraduates also benefit from our faculty members’ affiliations with major centers and institutes, such as the Institute for NanoBioTechnology, where students contribute to research advances in fields ranging from drug delivery and nanotechnology to alternative energy and cancer research.

The curriculum in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is designed to be completed in four years, and students who plan carefully and/or use Advanced Placement credits can have the flexibility to pursue double majors and/or minors, study abroad, and tailor their studies to their interests and needs.

Tracks of Study

Undergraduates can develop more in-depth expertise by selecting to specialize in one of the following areas in chemical and biomolecular engineering:

  • Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering (MCB)
  • Interfaces and Nanotechnology (IN)

Advising Manuals

This invaluable resource for current and prospective students contains course schedules, course descriptions, contact information, policies, and more and is updated annually.

2023 Undergraduate Advising Manual

View Undergraduate Advising Manuals for students entering 2018 – 2022

More information for current undergraduates including degree checklists and forms, can be found here.

Learn about the admissions process.

Hopkins can feel large sometimes. Being in a midsize department like ChemBE means being surrounded by students and faculty driven in equal parts to excel in their own endeavors and to help you succeed. From going on walks with professors for office hours to finding my research mentor while playing basketball at the rec, ChemBE has sufficiently shaped my experience here.

Manas Joshi Class of 2026

I’m a current ChemBE freshman, and I’ve already experienced so much in Hopkins, as I truly love to stay productive and partake in self care for my future. I’ve already joined a ChemBE research lab, obtained an internship on campus, joined numerous student organizations, and still pursue my musical passions.

John Cintron Class of 2027