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What Can I Do With This Major for Majors in Engineering - Chemical & Biochemical



Engineering is a profession in which knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences is applied to develop ways to use the materials and forces of nature economically for the benefit of humanity.

At Rutgers, four-year undergraduate curricula leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science are offered in the fields of applied sciences, bioenvironmental, biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical and computer, industrial, and mechanical engineering, and materials science & engineering. Numerous areas of concentration are available within these disciplines, such as aerospace, biochemical, environmental, and packaging engineering. The Dept. of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering at Rutgers offers degrees at the BS, MS and PhD levels.

In Chemical Engineering, students apply principles of physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, environmental engineering, and health and safety sciences to the analysis, development, design, and automatic control of processes in which matter is physically or chemically transformed, separated, and/or transported. A biochemical engineering option is available which focuses on biological processes that require the integration of biochemistry, microbiology, and applied immunotechnology with other basic sciences. Chemical and biochemical engineers also produce products such as chemicals, polymers and pharmaceuticals for society at large.

A Sample Of Related Occupations

Anatomist Environmental Epidemiologist Petroleum Engineer
Biochemist Facilities Design Engineer Pharmacologist
Biophysicist Food Scientist/Technologist Physiologist
Botanist Geneticist Polymer Engineer
Brewery Processing Supervisor Histopathologist Process Engineer
Chemical Design Engineer Lawyer Public Health Microbiolgist
Chemical Equipment Sales Engineer Medical Doctor Research Engineer
Chemical Test Engineer Microbiologist Technical Director, Chemical Plant
Cytologist Nuclear Engineer .

Types of Employers


Private & Nonprofit Organizations
Agricultural Organizations Engineering Firms Manufacturing Firms
Chemical Manufacturers Environmental Companies Nuclear Plants
Colleges/Universities Environmental Consulting Firms Petroleum Companies
Construction Firms Food Manufacturers Pharmaceutical Companies
Consulting Firms Food Products Companies Public Utilities
Consumer Products Firms Hospitals Research institutes
Electronics Manufacturers Insurance Companies Transportation Companies


Government Agencies
Agricultural Research Service Drug Enforcement Administration Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Army Materiel Command Environmental Protection Agency Patent & Trademark Office
Department of Agriculture Food and Drug Administration Tennessee Valley Authority
Department of Defense National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) U.S. Navy
Department of Energy National Institute of Standards & Technology .

Internships Obtained by Rutgers Students


Organization Job Title
American Institute of Chemical Engineers Washington Internship for Students of Engineering (WISE)

Colgate Palmolive Personal Care R&D Intern

Colgate-Palmolive Company Research and Development Intern

Colgate-Palmolive Company Research Assistant/Laboratory Technician

Rutgers Center for Supply Chain Management/Rutgers EcoComplex Landfill Bio Gas Supply Chain Modeling

Terra Chips Lab Technician

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates


First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Engineering - Chemical & Biochemical
Organization Job Title
Air Products & Chemical Co. CDP Engineer

BASF Corp. Engineer

Exxon Research Engineer

CPC Int'l. Process Process Development Engineer

Colgate Palmolive Engineer I

Mobil Chemical Company Engineer I

Ebasco Chemical Engineer

L'Oreal Chemical Engineer

Geo-Centers Scientist I

Johnson & Johnson Product Development Engineer

Merck & Co. Manuf. Dev. Program Analyst

Merck & Company, Inc. Production Engineer

Merck Research Laboratories Project Engineer

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Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Engineering - Chemical & Biochemical
Black & Veatch Waste Science Project Manager

Colgate Palmolive Company Research Engineer

Commercial Devel., Henkel Adhesives Director

Croda, Inc. Sales Representative

Darby & Darby (JD) Attorney

Department of Defense Safety & Health Manager

Diamond Chemical Co. Operations Manager

Ebasco Services Inc. Chemical Engineer

Schering Plough Corp. Chemical Engineer

GAF Chemicals Corp. Project Engineer

Hoffmann-La Roche Process Manager

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Graduate Schools Attended


Institution Degree Field
Drexel University PhD Nanotechnology

Johns Hopkins University PhD Biomedical Engr.

MIT PhD Chemical Engineering

Princeton University PhD Chemical Engineering

Rutgers University PhD Food Science

University of Virginia, Darden School MBA

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