Through judicious choice and curricular planning, students may be able to select a concentration—a series of electives that develops content expertise in a particular sub-discipline of chemical engineering. If pursued and met, the concentration will be listed on the official student transcript. Only one concentration can be officially recognized. Declaration of a concentration will take place in the second semester of the senior year via completion and submission of a form (download HERE) to the department office, due by February 15. Note that unlike required courses for the major, there is no guarantee that electives will be offered or fit into your schedule in a given semester, so early planning is recommended to increase your chances of being able to complete a chosen concentration.

A concentration requires use of three electives among the student's chemical engineering, technical, or open elective positions on the academic progress report (e.g., not the biological science elective), within a particular area chosen from the lists below. Students may petition the department to consider new or other courses. Independent study courses cannot be used. Also, courses used toward a minor in any department at Bucknell cannot be double-counted toward a concentration.

{Students considering graduate studies in chemical engineering are encouraged to consider especially CHEG 485 (Topics in Transport Theory), as well as the other core topic advanced courses, CHEG 481 and 483. These are all within the Process concentration.}


To meet this concentration, you must have credit for CHEG 452, either as your biological science elective, or as one of the three electives counting toward the concentration.

Bioprocess Engineering – CHEG 452

Biomaterials: Materials in Medicine - CHEG 460

Biology – BIOL 205

Microbiology – BIOL 302

Biochemistry I – CHEM 351

Biochemical methods – BIOL 340/CHEM 358


Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics – CHEG 455

Environmental Engineering – CENG 240

Environmental Engineering Biotechnology - CENG 441

Hazardous Waste Management – CENG 444

Environmental Engineering Chemistry - CENG 445

Advanced Environmental Chemistry – CHEM 360


Polymer Science – CHEG 450

Applied Colloid, Surface and Nanoscience – CHEG 457

Biomaterials: Materials in Medicine - CHEG 460

Advanced Materials Science and Engineering – CHEG 465

Biomimetics – BMEG 431

Particle Technology – CHEG 4XX


Applied Food Science & Engineering - CHEG 470

Electrochemical Energy Conversion – CHEG 448

Pharmaceutical Process Engineering - CHEG 4xx

Product and Process Chemistry – CHEG 453

Topics in Reaction Engineering – CHEG 481

Topics in Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics – CHEG 483

Topics in Transport Theory – CHEG 485


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