Why earn a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering at UND?

Application Deadlines
Feb. 1* | April 15^
Dec. 15
May 1

*Freshman Priority Deadline
^Transfer Priority Deadline

Chemical engineers transform substances and solve problems encompassing a broad range of industries, helping to make products and processes faster, safer, more reliable and sustainable. Leaders in this field have more than just a strong technical knowledge; they excel in critical thinking with solid real-world application experience.

With the UND chemical engineering undergraduate program, you'll gain the skills to succeed:

  • Learn the fundamentals of the physical sciences, mathematics and chemical engineering.
  • Participate in a hands-on lab sequence that emphasizes critical thinking and relates course content to real-world applications.
  • Seize on many opportunities to design, conduct and analyze your own experiments.

Specialize Your Chemical Engineering Degree

Chemical engineering students have the option of three concentration to further specialize their career path in chemical engineering. Your transcript will be marked with the concentration upon completion of the curriculum.

  • Energetics: Concepts widely used in defense applications, space exploration, counter-terrorism, fire suppression and public safety technologies, automotive airbags, and fireworks.
  • Petroleum Engineering: An emphasis on the upstream development, drilling and production of oil and natural gas.
  • Sustainability: Designed for careers associated with sustainable energy technologies, climate change, rising energy costs and energy security. 

Chemical Engineering at UND

  • Both our on-campus and online programs are ABET accredited. 

  • Learn in a smaller and interactive environment with class sizes of only 30-40 students.

  • Earn your degree from one of the most well-respected engineering colleges in the upper Midwest. UND is experienced in educating distance engineering students for over 30 years.

  • Bring together all you've learned as part of a team participating in a process design and evaluation project (senior capstone course).

  • Tailor the program to your individual interests such as environmental concerns, alternative energy, materials, bio-processes or other areas.

Careers in Chemical Engineering 


Graduates who participate in experiential learning opportunities through industrial work studies, internships or undergraduate research

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Median salary range for a chemical engineer

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Chemical engineering graduates often go on to successful careers in today's fastest-growing and dynamic industries and sectors including: chemicals, agriculture, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, and renewable energy.

UND chemical engineering graduates can expect a range of opportunities in careers like:

  • Environmental engineer
  • Plant process engineer
  • Process design engineer
  • Product development engineer
  • Project engineer/manager
  • Quality control engineer

UND Chemical Engineering Alumni

Chemical Engineering alumni have gone on to work at such companies as:

  • Marathon Oil
  • 3M
  • Cargill
  • Dow Chemical
  • Schlumberger
  • Intel
  • Energizer Battery
  • US Steel
  • Dakota Gasification Company, Inc.
  • Boston Scientific Corporation
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company

Chemical Engineering Courses You Can Take

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Top 3 Online Engineering College

Every engineering program offers education, but not every program prepares students to make a real impact the way UND does. Our chemical engineering programs consistently rank among the best for educational quality, affordability, and career outcomes. 

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Through research and hands-on experience, UND students are learning to make an impact and change the world.