Chemical Engineering

To meet global needs for clean, sustainable energy and environmental remediation and maintenance, you’ll learn how to design and develop new chemical plants and products and improve and maintain existing chemical plants. 


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Degree Types:

  • Bachelor's
  • Doctorate
  • Master's


  • Gain hands-on experience engineering the next generation of clean energy in state-of-the-art industrial laboratories
  • Senior capstone design course pairs you with regional, national, and international chemical engineering firms to solve real-world challenges
  • More than 80% of students participate in undergraduate research or industrial internships
  • The Bioproducts, Sciences, and Engineering Laboratory on the Tri-Cities campus fosters collaboration between students and scientists from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 
  • Join WSU’s chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) to develop professional skills and connect with future employers
  • Graduates will be ready to obtain a Professional Engineering license 
  • Award-winning, experienced faculty who collaborate with industry partners 


With a Chemical Engineering degree, you can work in: 

  • Energy production 
  • Transportation 
  • Environmental protection 
  • Electronics 
  • Computing 
  • Medicine 
  • Consulting 
  • Policymaking or government 
  • Technical marketing and sales 
  • Plant management 
  • Research and teaching 

Transfer Students

WSU accepts credit from Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and CLEP exams, associate degrees, Running Start and more.  

You’re considered a transfer student at WSU if you’ve received college credit post-high school.  

Use our Transfer Course Search Tool to determine what courses you need to take at your current institution to transition to WSU smoothly. 

Admission to WSU and admission to your desired major are two separate processes. Contact your academic department for specific requirements and prerequisites unique to your major.   


Complete the General Scholarship Application to be eligible for 700+ WSU scholarship programs, including ones specifically for a major you’re interested in. Use our search tool to find more scholarships outside WSU.  

Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) to be considered for scholarships, grants, loans, and other forms of aid. 

Internships, Jobs, and Work-study

Find hundreds of student-friendly jobs, internships, and work-study opportunities with our WSU student job board, Handshake. You can also check with departments for internships specific to a major. 

Get advice and learn more at the Academic Success and Career Center. 

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Chemical Engineering

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Master of Science in Chemical Engineering

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Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering

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