Message and Mission

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

chemical engineering off decorated hat at the 2017 School of Engineering commencementMission Statement

The Mission of the Chemical Engineering undergraduate program at the University of Connecticut is to prepare students for productive careers in our versatile, dynamic, and evolving discipline. We seek to foster a sense of responsibility and community, create a desire for lifelong contribution and learning, and nurture an appreciation for scholarship and creativity. Upon graduation, our students will have learned skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and communication necessary for success as practicing chemical engineers and for continued studies in graduate school.

Educational Approach

To achieve its mission, the Chemical Engineering program provides an intensive educational program with faculty dedicated to developing the framework for and stimulating the desire to pursue ongoing active learning. A thorough base in mathematics, physical science, engineering science, laboratory, design, and communication skills is provided through course activities, individual and group-based projects, and independent research.

Our curriculum exposes students to relevant safety, environmental, social, and economic issues facing the engineer in modern society. Our student-to-faculty ratio permits frequent student contact with members of the faculty, creating opportunities for independent research, active advising, and mentoring.

The department provides a student experience that fosters leadership development, encourages creativity and intellectual curiosity, and demands responsible behavior and high quality performance. Flexibility in the curriculum provides opportunities to pursue independent research, a minor, double major, study abroad, honors degree or gain practical job experience through voluntary participation in an industrial co-op program. Particular strengths of the department lie in the areas of biomolecular engineering, advanced materials, energy and the environment, and computer applications.

Enrollment by Years

Year First-time Freshmen Other First Year Sophomores Juniors Seniors Total
2022 32 1 35 62 94 224