Several different states across the country are home to Christian schools that offer degree programs in chemical engineering. Some of these schools offer undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs in the field and vary in denomination and other characteristics. Learn what makes a handful of these schools unique.
The different 4-year Christian institutions that offer chemical engineering range in undergraduate tuition rates. Explore these rates and the schools' locations and denominations in the table below.
|School Name||Institution Type||Denomination||Location||Tuition (2017-2018)*|
|Dordt College||4-year, private not-for-profit||Christian Reformed Church||Sioux Center, IA||$30,000|
|Villanova University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Roman Catholic||Villanova, PA||$51,284|
|California Baptist University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Southern Baptist||Riverside, CA||$32,256|
|Christian Brothers University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Roman Catholic||Memphis, TN||$31,870|
|Geneva College||4-year, private not-for-profit||Reformed Presbyterian Church||Beaver Falls, PA||$26,070|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Description of the Christian Chemical Engineering Schools
Christian chemical engineering schools across the United States offer students a variety of spiritual growth opportunities, student body sizes and unique resources. Find out more about each school and their chemical engineering programs.
Dordt College had a little over 1,450 undergraduate students in 2016, according to the NCES. The school offers a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree program with a concentration in chemical engineering. Engineering students have access to a variety of labs, including a chemical reactor lab, a biomechanics lab, solar energy lab and computational labs, which help them gain practical experience and prepare them with the skills they need. Chemical engineering students are required to complete a senior design project before they can graduate. For their spiritual lives, students can attend/participate in service projects, small groups, chapel services, GIFT (Growing in Faith Together) and Wellspring fellowship.
Villanova University offers study in chemical engineering at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree levels. Students can participate in faculty research in a variety of areas, including biomaterials and drug delivery, catalyst development, pharmaceutical processing and systems biology. The chemical engineering program had 255 undergraduate students, 28 master's students and 14 doctoral students, according to the school's website. The university as a whole had about 7,000 undergraduates and about 3,840 graduate students in 2016, per the NCES. Students wishing to grow in their faith can participate in weekly meditative sessions, Sports and Spirituality Ministry, spiritual retreats and Catholic worship services.
California Baptist University
Students at California Baptist University can attend chapel services and participate in Compassion Ministries, which includes a variety of service projects, and/or Discipleship Ministries, which consists of Challenge Nights, Tribes (missional community) and Discipleship Groups. The NCES reported that the university had about 6,940 undergraduate students in 2016. The school offers a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, as well as a minor in the subject. Students in the program receive lots of hands-on experience in the field through a required internship and various team-oriented projects throughout the program.
Christian Brothers University
In 2016, Christian Brothers University had a little over 1,680 undergraduate students, per the NCES. The university offers a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering that requires a senior project and internship experience. Students in the program can also add a biochemical emphasis if they would like and can participate in engineering groups, such as the Society of Women Engineers and the student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Students looking to grow in their spiritual lives can attend mass and/or participate in the Catholic Student Association, First Love Bible study, Truth. Love. Community. (T.L.C.) fellowship or the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).
Geneva College provides a chemical engineering concentration with their Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree program. Some of the coursework for the concentration includes topics in reactor design, process analysis, mass transfer and unit operations. Students at the university can go on immersion trips and/or participate in service learning opportunities to grow in and demonstrate their faith while serving local and global communities. According to the NCES, Geneva College had about 1,460 undergraduate students in 2016.