Undergraduate Programs

The accredited College of Engineering is a pillar of The University of Toledo. Bright, motivated students are attracted by UToledo’s engineering co-op program. We are one of only eight colleges in the U.S. that requires this practical work experience.

Chemical engineers are regarded as the most versatile of all engineers. They work in a broad range of industries from medicine to microelectronics. They combine math, chemistry, physics and biology with engineering to:

  • Solve environmental problems.
  • Create new sources of fuel.
  • Develop solutions to water and food challenges.
  • Advance health care initiatives.

Chemical Engineering majors in the Department of Chemical Engineering are challenged to think creatively. They learn strong technical, entrepreneurial and leadership skills.

Learn more about the Chemical Engineering Department.

Top Reasons to Study Chemical Engineering at UToledo

  1. UToledo graduates get jobs.
    Chemical Engineering graduates have a greater than 85% job placement rate. Starting salaries can be more than $65,000 a year. All students get free assistance from the Career Development Center in the College of Engineering.
  2. State-of-the-art facilities.
    The Chemical Engineering degree program is housed in the Nitschke Engineering Complex located on UToledo’s Main Campus. 
  3. Freshman Interest Group.
    This program eases the transition from high school to college. You'll share the same schedule of classes with a small group of other engineering students. You’ll also get support from an upperclassman engineering mentor
  4. Hands-on experience.
    As freshmen, Chemical Engineering students develop a product or process that addresses a need in society. They present ideas to potential investors. Senior engineering students work with clients to complete similar capstone design projects.
  5. Automatic Chemistry minor.
    You also can minor in Biology, Mathematics, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Renewable Energy or other related programs.
  6. The Center for Academic Services in Engineering.
    This unique service within the College of Engineering combines tutoring, a reserved reading room and a study center. 
  7. Active engineering student organizations.
    Develop leadership skills in student organizations such as:
    • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
    • Engineers Without Borders
    • Clean Water For The World
    • Society of Women Engineers
    • National Society of Black Engineers
  8. Accreditation.
    The Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Chemical Engineering and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.


What jobs can I get with a Chemical Engineering degree?

A chemical engineer usually works with processes and physical aspects of materials rather than with the chemistry of materials (that’s a chemist’s job). Chemical engineers are involved in:

  • Automatic control of processes
  • Computer simulation of plants for optimum operation
  • Design of in-plant improvements for more economical operation
  • Economic analyses
  • Health and safety
  • Management
  • Pollution prevention and control
  • Production formulation
  • Scale-up of laboratory processes to industrial size
  • Technical marketing

Employers that hire UToledo Chemical Engineering graduates

  • Air Products
  • Anheuser Busch
  • BP
  • Dow Chemical
  • General Electric
  • General Mills
  • Honda
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • Lincoln Electric
  • Lubrizol
  • Marathon Petroleum
  • NASA
  • Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
  • Owens Corning
  • Plastic Technologies
  • PPG Industries
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Toledo Refining Co.

Hands-On Learning Opportunities

At UToledo, we take you beyond the textbooks and the four walls of a classroom. These real-world experiences are what help our graduates gain professional skills and land jobs.


The University of Toledo is one of eight colleges in the country to require a co-op experience for all engineering students. UToledo Chemical Engineering undergrads alternate classwork with three semesters of paid employment.

Co-op jobs are available in Toledo, all over the U.S. and in 34 countries. Students are prepared for co-ops with a required professional development course. Many of UToledo’s engineering students receive job offers from their co-op placements. 

All UToledo Chemical Engineering majors complete at least three semesters of co-op experiences. You will be assisted in finding co-op placements by the College of Engineering’s Career Development Center.


UToledo is known for its undergraduate research opportunities. Start as early as your freshman year. Work with faculty who enjoy collaborating with students.

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Our Office of Undergraduate Research can:

  • Connect you to faculty mentors and projects
  • Help you find funding
  • Help you present your research at conferences and other events

Study Abroad

Chemical Engineering students have worked with non-profits to increase availability of clean water around the world. Four students from UToledo’s College of Engineering traveled with Professor Glenn Lipscomb to El Salvador in May of 2016 to install a water treatment unit they built earlier in the year. Learn more from the UT News article.

UToledo's Education Abroad Office can help you find the perfect opportunity. You can apply for grants, scholarships and financial aid to help fund study abroad.

  • Semester at Sea
  • Short-term, summer and faculty-led trips
  • Direct exchange programs with other universities
  • Teach English abroad
  • Global health program (med student clerkships)
  • Rocket Kids (work with youth around the world)

Rocket Kids Semester

The Rocket Kids program offers University students a fall, spring or summer semester internship providing recreational programming to U.S. military youth while experiencing the world in locations such as Germany, Italy, Belgium and The Netherlands.

Rocket Kids interns will gain practical experience in programming, leadership, health and wellness, creative arts, performing arts, cultural and literary arts, team and individual sports, adventure and outdoor recreation and STEM education.

Learn more

On-campus and Part-time Jobs

  • Learn skills that prepare you for a career after graduation.
  • Build your resume.
  • Earn money.

If you want to work, there are plenty of opportunities on campus and at businesses near campus. If you demonstrate financial need, you may qualify for the federal work-study program.

Student Organizations

Our most successful students get involved.

UToledo has 400+ student organizations that will help you:

  • Make friends.
  • Build your resume.
  • Network.
  • Be a leader.
  • Serve your community.
  • Have fun!

Tuition and Scholarships

Most new students don't pay full price. 94% of new UToledo students receive scholarships or other state and federal aid.

Keep in mind: Your cost will vary by college, program and a host of other options. This is the average amount full-time students pay per year.

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Choose Ohio First scholarship

Ohio residents who have been accepted into this STEM program are eligible for the Choose Ohio First scholarship — a four-year, renewable scholarship.

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Honors College

The Jesup Scott Honors College at The University of Toledo offer our best and brightest the resources and opportunities needed to unlock your fullest potential. Whether you aspire following graduation to cure disease, innovate technology, advance statecraft, redefine markets, or express creatively, together we can fuel vibrant and promising tomorrows.

Honors students come from a variety of countries, backgrounds and cultures. While we may bond over a tough class, our differences make us blossom.

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Benefits of Honors

The Honors College is a community of academically gifted students from all majors on campus. Students take unique Honors classes taught by dedicated Honors faculty and complete an Honors thesis or capstone project in their major, earning the Honors medallion at graduation within their normal program of study. Honors students are challenged to think more deeply and broadly about what they learn. With special academic, cultural, and professional development opportunities, their education extends beyond the classroom.

Honors students can also choose exclusive housing in the Honors Academic Village or the historic McKinnon, Scott and Tucker Halls.

Explore more about what the Honors College can offer you as a budding professional, inquisitive scholar, and engaged person.







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Last Updated: 11/16/23