Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Undergraduate Program

Are you interested in designing new innovations in renewable and sustainable energy, treating disease, addressing climate change, or ensuring a safe and clean environment? 

Chemical and Biological Engineers are problem solvers, trained and skilled in thinking through tough problems. We’ll give you the education and real-life skills to turn your curiosity into a life-changing career.

What is chemical and biological engineering? What will you learn? What interests should you have?

Visit the CSU Admissions page now to apply to the university and our program!

Get course requirements, objectives, and program details

Interested in transferring to Chemical and Biological Engineering? Find transfer requirements here.

Explore the major

What is chemical and biological engineering?

Chemical and biological engineering is a blend of basic sciences and the skills to describe, predict, and control all changes of matter.

What will you learn?

Careers and interests

Suggested High School or previous courses


Helpful optional courses

Computer Science or Programming

Computer science helps engineers show their concepts, optimize lab experiments, model project outcomes, and easier ways to work with large amounts of data.

Data or Statistics

Engineers use immense amounts of data in their projects. An understanding of basic data requirements can give you a step up in your undergraduate projects.

Opportunities and job types

  • Process engineer
  • Biochemical engineer
  • Food hygiene engineer
  • Thermo-fluid engineer
  • Pharmaceutical engineer
  • Medical Technologist
  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist
  • Research Engineer
  • Bioengineers

Concerned about being ready for engineering?
Don't worry, we're here to help!

We're ready to support you with whatever you need through academic advising and math help.
Claire Lavelle, Counselor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Walter Scott Jr. College of Engineering, Colorado State University, September 20, 2019

Do you have a question that's not featured on this page? Undergraduate Advisor Claire Lavelle is happy to help! Email your question here.

ENcourage Engineering Math Program

The ENcourage Engineering Math Program is a summer program to help incoming engineering students who did not place “calculus ready” through the math placement tool to improve pre-calculus math skills.