Chemical engineering touches virtually every facet of our lives. Chemical engineers combine a wide range of disciplines to turn raw materials into life-saving medicines, innovative renewable energy sources, unique polymers and more.
Our program places an emphasis on hands-on learning and offers undergraduate students a chance to conduct sophisticated research with real world impacts. To build a specialty, students participate in one of three tracks: general, biology or pharmaceutical.
Graduates receive some of the highest salaries of those holding undergraduate degrees and are actively sought after by some of the most esteemed global companies and research institutions.
Thanks to the education he received while completing his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from URI, Chris Bobba is prepared for the intense research that is required of an aspiring cardiothoracic surgeon.
A new article on self-healing concrete references research conducted in 2010 by URI College of Engineering Professor Arijit Bose and student Michelle Pelletier.