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Chemical Engineering Major

sergio“I love the friendly and peaceful atmosphere in Davis and in the university. As a senior chemical engineering major I have enjoyed meeting new people in the department, participating in club events, and the academic challenges the major has to offer. Being part of the chemical engineering program at UC Davis has greatly helped me develop on a personal level.”


Sergio Maciel, senior


Chemical engineers apply the principles of chemistry and engineering to produce useful commodities, ranging from fuels to polymers. Chemical engineers are increasingly concerned with chemical and engineering processes related to the environment and food production. They work in areas as diverse as integrated circuits and integrated waste management. Preparation for a career in chemical engineering requires an understanding of both engineering and chemical principles to develop proficiency in conceiving, designing, and operating new processes. The chemical engineering curriculum has been planned to provide a sound knowledge of engineering and chemical sciences so that you may achieve competence in treating current and future technical problems.

The Chemical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.