Chemical and biomolecular engineering principles are taught as the foundation of the BS degree; however, students are also expected to solve all kinds of problems, to view systems in their entirety, and to formulate and test solutions irrespective of the framework of the problem. Completion of the BS degree prepares students for entry into the workforce or advanced study in a variety of graduate programs.

Georgia Tech Factbook: Undergraduate Enrollment 

Georgia Tech Factbook: Bachelor's Degrees

Degrees Offered

  • BS in ChBE—Standard Option: provides the basics of biomolecular engineering but allows much more flexibility for students to pursue other areas of chemical engineering, such as microelectronics, materials, and the environment. Special opportunities exist for students wishing to pursue minors or certificates in fields of particular interest, and students are encouraged to participate in faculty-directed research.
  • BS in ChBE—Biotechnology Option: allows students to focus their education on the biomolecular aspects of chemical and biomolecular engineering. This option includes the core chemical engineering courses, specialized biomolecular engineering courses, biochemistry, and technical electives focused in the biotechnology area.
  • Five-year BS/MS in ChBE: seeks to engage undergraduate students who indicate an interest in, and ability for, additional education beyond the BS degree. Students with significant AP credit will be especially well positioned to take advantage of this opportunity.


Georgia Tech's Bachelor of Science in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, telephone (404) 679-4500, http://www.sacscoc.org, for questions about the accreditation of the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Georgia Tech’s Cooperative Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Cooperative Education.

Program Educational Objectives

The program educational objectives (PEOs) for the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering can be found at http://www.chbe.gatech.edu/programs/undergraduate and are as listed below:

  1. Graduates will be recognized for excellence and leadership and selected for high-impact industrial, academic, government, and other professional positions
  2. Graduates will be intellectual leaders in solving global problems in a diverse and evolving landscape of technology, environment, and public policy
  3. Graduates will demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving abilities in developing creative, innovative, and ethical solutions to contemporary challenges using the tools of chemical & biomolecular engineering
  4. Graduates will engage in self-initiated, life-long learning for professional growth in their chosen career paths

Student Outcomes

The program must have documented student outcomes that prepare graduates to attain the program educational objectives.

  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 understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues, especially as related to engineering practice
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  12. an understanding of the chemical engineering profession as obtained through professional organizations, cooperative education, internships, undergraduate research and/or required laboratory courses