Why earn a chemical engineering degree?

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

*Freshman Priority Deadline
^Transfer Priority Deadline

Chemical engineers transform substances and solve problems in a broad range of industries. They help make products and processes faster, safer, more reliable and sustainable. In UND's chemical engineering undergraduate program, you'll:

  • Learn the fundamentals of the physical sciences, math and chemical engineering.
  • Participate in a hands-on lab sequence that relates course content to real-world applications.
  • Design, conduct and analyze your own experiments.

Customize Your Chemical Engineering Degree

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


Study concepts widely used in defense applications, space exploration, counter-terrorism, fire suppression and public safety technologies, automotive airbags, and fireworks.

Petroleum Engineering

Gain expertise on the upstream development, drilling and production of oil and natural gas.

Energy Sustainability

Enter a career in sustainable energy technologies, climate change, energy budgeting and energy security.

Combined Chemical Engineering Degree

Earn your bachelor's degree and master’s degree in civil engineering in less time than it would take to get them separately. With both degrees, you’ll stand out among your peers as you begin your career. The combined program is available online or on-campus.

Chemical Engineering Combined Program

UND's Chemical Engineering Major

  • 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.

  • UND has educated distance engineering students for over 30 years. These decades of experience makes us experts in training future chemical engineers online.

  • 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.

  • Compare our online and on-campus costs. You'll find we are one of the best chemical engineering schools in the Midwest.

What can you do with a chemical engineering degree?


Median wage for chemical engineers in North Dakota and Minnesota, 2019

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National median salary for a chemical engineer

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

What jobs can I get with a chemical engineering major?

Popular job titles for our graduates include:

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

UND chemical engineering alumni have gone on to work at such companies as:

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

Licensure Requirements

This program meets the educational requirements for licensure in all U.S. States.

Chemical Engineering Courses You Can Take

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Best Chemical Engineering Schools

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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Knowledge To Lead

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