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Chemistry: Engineering

Want to be an engineer and a chemist? Be a chemical engineer. A degree in chemistry, with a concentration in chemical engineering, will allow you to complete a Master's in chemical engineering from Iowa State University in one year.

On Campus

B.S. Chemistry (Engineering Concentration)

As part of our 4+1 agreement with Iowa State, you will earn your bachelor's in chemistry at LeTourneau in four years. You apply to Iowa State, and if accepted, you spend a summer and an additional year at Iowa State to earn the Master's in Engineering from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. This is a unique agreement between LeTourneau and Iowa State. Look around and see if you can find a comparable program that will allow you to earn a quality chemistry degree and a Master's in Engineering in just five years. See a video of the signing ceremony here.

This degree also prepares you to enter more traditional Master's or Ph.D. programs in Chemical Engineering at other well-known universities, such as Louisiana State University and Texas A&M University. So you have a number of choices on how to pursue graduate work in Chemical Engineering!


  • At LeTourneau, you will take courses in all areas of Chemistry, and five specific engineering courses.
  • In graduate school, you take a wide range of Chemical Engineering classes, and get involved in an advanced research project under the direction of a faculty member.


  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry

To learn more about course requirements, view the course catalog.



Discover the many opportunities you'll have both while you're at LeTourneau and after you earn your degree!

  • Complete a chemistry internship, giving you hands-on experience that you can carry with you into your future career.
  • Find a great job! The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects will show that chemical engineers are the highest paid of all engineers with a median annual income of $97,360.