Chemical engineers apply the principles of chemistry and engineering to solve problems involving the production or use of chemicals, building a bridge between science and manufacturing. They design equipment and develop processes for large-scale chemical manufacturing, plan and test methods of manufacturing, treat the by-products of manufacturing and supervise production. Chemical engineers create drug delivery systems, numerical models for atmospheric pollution problems, as well as magnetic and electronic materials. They also work in a variety of manufacturing industries such as those producing electronics, photographic equipment, clothing, and pulp and paper.

Job Titles

Agricultural EngineerGeoscientist
Chemical EngineerNuclear Engineer
Engineer Manager*Nuclear Industry Chemical Engineer
Entrepreneur*Product Safety Engineer
Environmental Engineer*Regulator
Field Manager*Researcher
ForesterSoil and Water Conservationist

Positions that may require additional education, training, or licensing are indicated by an (*).

Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interest as possible, including co-op and internships.


This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on NUworks; please note, that they may not currently have positions posted.
Revre IT CCCTokyo Electron America Inc.
SPEC Process and EngineeringUnifirst Corporation


This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major.
Consumer Goods and ProductsManufacturing
EngineeringResearch and Development
Food and BeverageTransportation

Internships and Co-ops

These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities.

  • Membrane Science Internship
  • Micro/Nano – Structured Materials,
  • Therapeutics, and Devices Internship
  • Nanobiotechnology Internship

The National Science Foundation website may assist in finding summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs).

Use NUworks, Handshake,,, or other internship sites to search for openings.

For more information, please visit the department’s website.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.


Websites for Career Exploration

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Campus Organizations & Activities

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Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities.

Social Media

Sample industry specific LinkedIn groups. Stay on top of industry trends, company information, job listings and networking opportunities. Visit the Social Media and LinkedIn pages for more information on how to leverage your social media network.