The Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) at Cornell offers degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Learn how our community, facilities, and faculty make CBE an exceptional place to earn a degree.
Chemical engineers work with chemical change and chemical processing. They develop ways to produce chemicals, or design, build, and operate a chemical production plant. They search for new sources of energy or work to clean up the environment. Chemical engineers also play an important role in new technologies such as semiconductor processing and biotechnology or in the development of new materials such as polymers and ceramics.
Whether you're looking to take your first steps in the field as an undergraduate or you're an experienced engineer looking to transition into academia with a PhD, CBE can help get you there.
CBE degree programs:
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)— Offers a rigorous chemistry curriculum combined with fundamental engineering courses, research opportunities, and electives
With a generous gift from Nancy and Samuel Fleming ‘62 to support graduate student research in the biomolecular program, the department selects students each year to be named "Fleming Scholars."...
Read more about 2020-21 Fleming Scholars