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Chemical Engineering

From cosmetics to plastics, potato chips to microelectronic chips, and energy to environment, chemical engineers work on processes that responsibly convert raw materials into useful products. The Chemical Engineering Department offers practice-oriented programs to develop well-trained professionals who will be successful in their careers and prepared for advanced studies.

Congratulations to Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor Sara Moghtadernejad, recipient of a 2022 CSULB Early Academic Career Excellence Award.

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Bachelor's in Chemical Engineering 

You’ll gain a thorough background in chemistry, mathematics, physics, design and analysis, and problem-solving, and have numerous opportunities to use real-world processes. Accredited by ABET,, the program gives students hands-on experience in using computer-aided process controls, a double-effect evaporator, and a variety of separations equipment.

Undergraduate advisor: Sergio Mendez
View requirements for BSChE

Minors in Chemistry or Environmental Engineering

Chemistry: This 19-unit minor is available to any non-Chemistry or non-Biochemistry major. View requirements for Chemistry Minor

Environmental Engineering: This 18-unit interdisciplinary minor is designed for undergraduates from various engineering and science backgrounds who are interested in applying engineering approaches to environmental issues. View requirements for Environmental Engineering Minor 

(A Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering degree will also be offered through the Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Department beginning in Fall 2022).  


Master's in Chemical Engineering 

Tailored to working professionals with evening classes, CSULB’s Master of Science in Chemical Engineering program helps practicing engineers increase their job competence or prepare for further advanced study. Students can complete their Master of Science degree with a thesis or comprehensive exam. A limited number of teaching or research assistant positions are available. 
Graduate advisor: Ehsan Barjasteh
View requirements for the MSChE

Ph.D. in Engineering and Computational Mathematics

CSULB offers this interdisciplinary doctoral program jointly with the Claremont Graduate University. The program of study for each Ph.D. candidate is carefully integrated to ensure the interdisciplinary nature of each student’s research.

Ph.D. advisor: Hamid Rahai
View requirements for the Ph.D.


Undergraduate: Sergio Mendez
Graduate: Ehsan Barjasteh
Ph.D.: Hamid Rahai


The Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, The Master of Science in Chemical Engineering is seeking accreditation. Read more.


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