Undergraduate Studies

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering offers courses and training culminating in the bachelor of science degree in chemical and biomolecular engineering. This discipline is dedicated to solving problems and generating valuable products involving chemical and biological transformations at the molecular scale. An Goffin, associate director of undergraduate studies, describes our approach to design.

The undergraduate program emphasizes the molecular science aspects of biology and chemistry along with the engineering concepts essential to developing commercial products and processes. By selecting an appropriate concentration or by choice of free electives, students can prepare for a professional career path or for further study in chemical, biomolecular, or a related engineering field as well as medical, law, or business school. In the tradition of the Johns Hopkins University, many undergraduates are also involved in research, working closely with faculty and graduate students in research groups. Many students enjoy ChemE Car, a student-run project team in which students from all majors work together to design and build model cars powered and stopped purely by chemical reactions.

The department also offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees. These programs emphasize research leading to written thesis.

Undergraduate students strongly involved in research may be interested in our BS/MSE program in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering that allows students to obtain a Masters in Science in Engineering immediately after the Bachelors of Science by adding an additional year of study.

Five Reasons to Study ChemBE at Hopkins >

Mission Statement

Our mission is to define and educate a new archetype of innovative and fundamentally-grounded engineer at the undergraduate and graduate levels through the fusion of fundamental chemical engineering principles and emerging disciplines.  We will nurture our passion for technological innovation, scientific discovery, and leadership in existing and newly created fields that transcend traditional boundaries.  We will be known for developing leaders in our increasingly technological society who are unafraid to explore uncharted engineering, scientific, and medical frontiers that will benefit humanity.

Life After ChemBE

Approximately half of our chemical and biomolecular engineering undergraduates pursue an advanced degree at top graduate schools in science, engineering, law or business. The other half is in great demand for employment in a variety of settings, including finance, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, consulting, government agencies and medical research. Others become entrepreneurs.

Learn More – Plan a Visit

Visiting us is one of the best ways to ascertain if the ChemBE program at Johns Hopkins is a good match for you. Information sessions and guided tours are available most weekdays and on certain Saturdays throughout the fall. You may also sit in on selected classes during the fall and spring semesters.

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is your clearinghouse for information about visiting. We’d love to meet you.

The department also offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees. These programs emphasize research leading to written thesis.

Undergraduate students strongly involved in research may be interested in our BS/MSE program in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering that allows students to obtain a Masters in Science in Engineering immediately after the Bachelors of Science by adding an additional year of study.

For More Information

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Lise Dahuron 410-516-6817

Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies, An Goffin 410-516-3484

Academic Program Coordinator, Kailey Dille

 

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