Undergraduate Degree Program

In the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Johns Hopkins, you will have unparalleled opportunities to work closely with renowned engineers and scientists from the Homewood campus, Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Institute for NanoBioTechnology, and the Applied Physics Lab on research and design projects that allow you the chance to become a pioneer in fields ranging from drug delivery and nanotechnology to alternative energy and cancer research.

Our curriculum is designed to be completed in 4 years. Students who plan carefully and/or use advanced placement credits also have the flexibility to pursue double majors or minors, study abroad and tailor their course of study to their interests and needs.

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One Program, Endless Opportunities

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, students must excel in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. We help students develop this expertise through the rigorous curriculum outlined below, with the option of selecting a track to further tailor their education to their interests.


Undergraduate Manual

The manual below is an invaluable resource guide for both current and prospective students. It contains pertinent information including: course schedules, course descriptions, contact information, policies, and more. It is updated annually.

Undergraduate Advising Manual for students entering Fall 2018 and later

Undergraduate Advising Manual for students entering Fall 2012 and Later


Class Meeting Slideshow

Class Meeting Slideshow


Degree Checklists

These ChemBE-specific degree checklists are a tool for both students and their advisers to verify every student has fulfilled all necessary degree requirements for graduation. When you meet with your faculty advisor, bring an updated copy of this checklist with you! The ‘General Checklist’ is for students who are not pursuing a track.

Degree Progress Checklists

New General Checklist

General Checklist

Interfaces and Nanotechnology Track Checklist

Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering Checklist

Old Checklists (For Reference Only)

General Checklist (2013 & Later)

Interfaces and Nanotechnology Track (2013 & Later)

Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering (2013 & Later)

General Checklist (2008-2012)

Interfaces and Nanotechnology Track (2008-2012)

Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering Track (2008-2012)


Requirement Waiver and Exception Forms

Substitution/Exception/Waiver Form

Using Research Credits as an Elective

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