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Department of Chemical, Paper, and Biomedical Engineering

With a degree in biomedical engineering, chemical engineering or engineering management, you will be poised to tackle some of the most important technical problems facing society. Through our accredited curricula, our professors will guide and mentor you as you build a rock solid engineering, science and mathematical foundation. From there, you will learn to tap your personal creativity and ingenuity to team with classmates to explore specialized fields of contemporary importance. Focus areas include Biochemical and bioprocessing, environmental, biomedical, pulp and paper science, bioinformatics, and pre-medical preparation. Our graduates are well prepared to enter industry or continue their education in graduate or medical school.

Our Mission, Vision, and Values


Our mission is to teach and prepare liberally educated, articulate, and skilled engineers for leadership and professional careers and for advanced study. The industries we serve include the chemical, pulp and paper, bioengineering, and environmental engineering industries. A central objective of our program is to advance the fields of chemical and bioengineering through innovations in teaching and research, thus enhancing student knowledge through interactive instruction, global engagement, and experiential learning. The program will serve as a resource to inform society about innovations related to the production and uses of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, fuels, forest products, biomedical products, and bio-materials.


Graduates of the Chemical, Paper and Biomedical Engineering Department will be recognized as leading candidates for employment in industry or for advanced study in graduate or health professional programs.  This recognition will stem from innovations in teaching and research that provide students experiential learning opportunities to bridge theory and practice.  Faculty research and scholarship in chemical and biochemical processes, pulp and paper engineering, bioengineering, and environmental engineering will maintain excellence in these areas through development and understanding of emerging technologies.  Financial resources developed through faculty innovations in teaching and research will not only sustain the program but enhance educational and research leadership.


  • Student Focus
  • Accountability
  • Leadership
  • Responsibility
  • Ethics and Safety
  • Industry and Community

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Our Programs

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The Department of Chemical, Paper, and Biomedical Engineering (CPB) offers majors in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Engineering Management with focus areas in Paper Science and Engineering and Environmental Engineering. All CPB majors lead to a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree.

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CPB Minors

The Chemical, Paper, and Biomedical Engineering Department offers seven minors: 

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Clinical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Paper Engineering
  • Paper Science
  • Process Control
  • Regulatory Affairs
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Master of Science Degrees

The Department offers both a Master of Science in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering and a Master of Science in Clinical Engineering. There are also Combined Bachelor/Master's options for these programs. The mission of these programs is to prepare students who wish to either pursue doctoral work in chemical or biomedical engineering or to obtain an advanced technical positions in industry or in a clinical setting.

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Undergraduate Admission

Prospective students interested in applying for the biomedical engineering, computer engineering, or engineering management degree programs should visit the university admission site to begin and complete the process. There are no additional steps required for admission to the College of Engineering and Computing degree programs.

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Graduate Admission

Prospective students interested in applying for the M.S. in Clinical Engineering or the M.S. in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering should visit the CPB graduate studies page  for more information.

It is also highly recommended that prospective graduate students contact CPB faculty to discuss their research interests.

No. 2

National Public Undergraduate Engineering Program (Non-Ph.D.)

U.S. News & World Report - 2022

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Department of Chemical, Paper, and Biomedical Engineering

Engineering Building, Room 64
650 E. High Street
Oxford, OH 45056