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BSE Major

Chemical Engineering

Make a real difference through development of chemical products.

Chemicals like plastics, paints, fuels, fibers, medicines, fertilizers, semiconductors, and paper are a gift from God. Students called to chemical engineering education at Geneva learn to use their gifts to steward this specialized knowledge about how to use these materials for God’s glory.

Geneva prepares you to make a meaningful impact in your career, community and life.

Comprehensive Classes

Option to add second major in Chemistry with a few additional classes

Recognized & Respected Program

Study in a program that is ABET-accredited and rare among Christian colleges

Geneva’s Pinkerton Center for Technology Developments

Partner with government and industrial clients to research, develop, and design projects

Key Courses

Process Analysis

Familiarize yourself with the units and methods used in designing chemical processes.

Advanced Laboratory-Physical/Inorganic

Handle air-sensitive materials, experiment with electromagnetics, calculate heat within reactions, and more in this hands-on class.

Reactor Design

Learn what to look for when choosing and designing reactors based on the reactions being conducted.

Unit Operations

Get to know the equipment and techniques needed to carryout different processes.

Experienced & Accomplished Faculty

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Geneva's Engineering program is ABET accredited.

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Geneva's engineering and computer science program provides a breadth of knowledge through common core courses in programming, software engineering, computer architecture, operating systems and networks, as well as a depth of knowledge in an application area through completion of a minor or second major chosen to complement talents, interests and vocational goals.

Engineering Program: Educational Objectives

Preamble: We encourage our students and graduates to make choices and commitments "for faithful and fruitful service to God and neighbor."  For all engineering graduates, we have the following objectives:

  1. Embrace a Christian worldview - understanding the science and technology relevant to their fields and practicing biblical ethics as they perform their work and interact effectively with diverse teams of people.

  2. Be active members of Christian churches and engaged in church leadership roles, Christian service, and/or community service appropriate to their gifts and opportunities.

  3. Grow professionally and obtain certifications and/or advanced degrees appropriate to their career path.

Engineering Program: Student Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the engineering program, graduates will have achieved the following outcomes:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an ability to articulate the meaning and impact of the Christian faith on how they will practice engineering professionally and ethically
  7. an ability to communicate effectively and ethically
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, societal, ecclesiastical, and missionary context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning in the spiritual, social, professional, and other spheres
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  12. an understanding of the Biblical concept of calling, particularly of the calling to be an engineer
  13. an understanding of the relationship between science, technology, and a Christian world view

Career Outcomes

Graduates who aspire to have an impact in their communities and their careers through a Geneva Education gain expertise in this field enhanced by academics rooted in Christian values and ethics in Geneva’s program.


Of juniors studying Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Chemical Engineering found a valuable internship within their field.

“If engineering is essentially a decision-making process, then ethics is embedded in engineering from beginning to end.” – Dr. James Gidley, Geneva College professor emeritus

Be prepared for careers such as...

  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Biotechnologist
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Energy Engineer

Further your impact...

  • Work with NASA to develop heating and cooling units within spacesuits
  • Continue to graduate school to get a Master of Chemical Engineering (MChE)
  • Help manufacture sustainable products and research alternative energies

Geneva Engineering graduates are employed at many of the world's top companies

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