The Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering degree program at the University of Maryland is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, for the General Criteria and Program Criteria for Chemical, Biochemical, Biomolecular and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

The 125-credit degree program is designed to give graduates the breadth and depth of knowledge they need to work in the field of chemical and biomolecular engineering and to continue learning throughout their careers. 



  • Succeed in professional chemical engineering practice and in the pursuit of advanced degrees.
  • Excel in traditional chemical engineering careers and diverse areas such as biotechnology, nanotechnology, medicine, law or business.
  • Adapt to new technologies, with a strong ethical foundation that serves them throughout their careers.

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is using the following ABET learning 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 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 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, using appropriate learning strategies

The current overall undergraduate enrollment in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is 188 distributed over all four years of study.

In the 2022-2023 academic year, the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering program awarded 63 Bachelor of Science degrees.