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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Freshmen Orientation Video

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 2020 and later

Undergraduate Advising Manual for students entering Fall 2016 and later

The schedule of courses for ChemBE seniors is different this year due to the COVID-19 situation.  In order to address the need for remote education in the fall, the department has decided to postpone EN.540.311/313 Project in ChemBE Unit Operations with Experiments to spring 2021 and to move EN.540.314 Product Design and EN.540.315 Process Design with Aspen to fall 2020.  The new schedule for Fall 2020 is available on SIS. However, these  temporary changes are not reflected in the UG manual, the example programs and the ASEN Catalog.  


Class Meeting Slideshow

Freshmen Class Meeting Slideshow

Sophomore, Junior and Senior Class Meeting Slideshow


ChemBE Class Forum Spring Semester Advising for Fall 2020


Track examples and 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.

Curriculum Examples and Degree Progress Checklists for students entering fall 2020:

Required Courses for the ChemBE Undergraduate Degree Fall 2020

Example Program Entering Fall 2020

General Checklist entering 2020

IN Checklist entering 2020

MCB Checklist entering 2020



Curriculum Examples and Degree Progress Checklists for students entering fall 2016 and later: 

General Checklist entering 2016

I/N Checklist entering 2016

MCB Checklist entering 2016


Requirement Waiver and Exception Forms

Substitution/Exception/Waiver Form

Research Credits Outside of WSE

Students doing research outside of WSE (medical school, Krieger school, etc.) maybe allowed to use their research credits as engineering elective credits. Fill out this form in your junior year to apply for these credits.


Program Leadership

Lise Dahuron – Director of Undergraduate Studies

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