Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering


The Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering provides students with a broad education built on fundamentals in science, mathematics, and engineering, with the breadth of knowledge and problem solving established in chemical engineering applied through a bioengineering focus. Chemical engineering and bioengineering have long been closely related, working to understand human diseases, developing new therapies and drug delivery systems, and producing new medicines through cell culture techniques. This specific combined major allows for chemical engineering expertise in advanced materials and chemical processes, with the additional specialized bioengineering mastery of the biological constraints intrinsic to supporting and designing systems to aid and repair living systems.

Innovative Curriculum

Students have the option of selecting from several minors to complement their degree and personalize their path. Students can select from minors in the department, in other engineering departments, or from across the university.

The Accelerated Master’s Degree PlusOne program allows current undergraduate students to accelerate the attainment of the master’s degree by applying graduate credits taken as an undergraduate toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. Current students apply to enroll in the PlusOne program. Students attain their bachelor’s degree followed by a PlusOne year to complete the master’s degree.

Students currently earning a BS in Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering can select from the PlusOne pathways available for BS in Chemical Engineering students.

Experiential Learning

Experiential learning is the heart of a Northeastern education, combining rigorous coursework with hands-on experience in the classroom, in the lab, and in the field—locally and abroad. With our signature cooperative education (co-op) program, students typically gain six months of work experience integrated as part of the educational program. Both five-year, three-co-op and four-year, two-co-op program options are available.

Academic Advising

For support with academic questions, contact the academic advisor assigned to this program.

Admissions & Aid

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