Chemical Engineering Bachelor's Degree | Geneva College

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Chemical Engineering

Make a real difference through development of chemical products.

If you are curious about the process of turning raw materials into products like plastics, paints, fuels, fibers, medicines, fertilizers, and semiconductors, the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Chemical Engineering degree program at Geneva College is for you! Those called to the field of chemical engineering learn to use their talents to steward the specialized knowledge of chemical processes across multiple industries. Over 85% of Geneva’s chemical engineering majors participate in hands-on internships to gain real-world experience. Through an ABET-accredited education founded in a blend of chemistry, engineering, mathematics, and physics courses, you emerge as a skilled, multifaceted graduate.

Gain the knowledge needed through Geneva’s Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering degree program to serve God and neighbor.

Leading Engineering Education

At Geneva College, our vast engineering programs stand as one of 15 CCCU schools conferred the prestige of ABET accreditation

Successful Career Outcomes

Through a combination of comprehensive engineering courses, project-based learning, and networking, our alumni secure engineering jobs at companies including Aerotech to Leidos

Pinkerton Center for Technology Developments

Assisting over 80 companies since its inception, Geneva’s Pinkerton Center for Technology Development (PCTD) connects students and faculty to industrial and governmental clients. This unique development center allows students to research, develop, and design projects for their community.

Key Chemical Engineering Courses

Advanced Laboratory-Physical/Inorganic

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

Process Analysis

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

Reactor Design

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

Unit Operations

Gain familiarity with the equipment and techniques needed to carry out a variety of chemical 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 ABET Student Outcomes

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

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. an ability to communicate effectively and ethically with a range of audiences.
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal, ecclesiastical, and missional contexts.
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed in spiritual, social, and professional spheres, using appropriate learning strategies.
  8. an understanding of the biblical concept of calling, particularly of the calling to be an engineer.
  9. an understanding of the relationship between science, technology, and a Christian world view.

Engineering Enrollment and Graduation Data

Career Outcomes

Through networking and critical hands-on learning, over 85% of juniors studying chemical engineering find a valuable internship within their field before they graduate from Geneva. Equipped with your bachelor of chemical engineering degree, you can make waves of change in industries that represent biotechnology, construction, energy and fuels, healthcare, manufacturing, or pharmaceuticals. Whichever path you choose, each component of your education prepares you for success.


Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the median annual wage for chemical engineers is $105,550.


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“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 a Variety of Engineering Careers such as...

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

Further your impact...

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

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

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