Design and create more efficient biological and chemical processes to benefit society, advance technology, and reduce negative impacts on our planet.
Build skills to decrease pollution, clean water, make sustainable energy, utilize precision and regenerative agriculture, engineering better medicines, regenerate tissues and organs, process chemicals and foods, fabricate advanced materials, and refine oil and other petroleum products. Reach your goals through collaboration with our broad network of partners from all fields of life science, chemistry, physics, engineering, and beyond.
The University of Idaho Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.
Experience the difference and what it means to engineer like a Vandal.
- Nationally Ranked for Best Value – the only public college in Idaho to be ranked a best value college by Forbes, Money, U.S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review.
- Highest Mid-Career Salary Earnings of any 4-year public college in Idaho – Payscale
- 87% Graduate with a Job or are enrolled in graduate education – Career Outcomes Survey
- Personalized Attention from nationally and internationally recognized faculty and staff through small class sizes, 1-on-1 interaction, mentorship, advising and research collaboration. All faculty hold Ph.D.s in their field.
Degrees and Programs
Our department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in chemical engineering and biological engineering.
The Micron Student Center provides academic advising, career services, tutoring and other support into one central location.
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree programs in chemical engineering and biological engineering at the University of Idaho are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.