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Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering @ UMD
Nationally ranked quality chemical engineering education...student centered faculty...hands-on laboratories...modern engineering tools...practical education prepares graduates for seamless transition to the work field...emphasis on technical communication skills:
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"Chemical Engineers are experienced at integrating a range of scientific disciplines, including biotechnology, micro-electronics, and advanced materials - a vital skill for success in the complex business environment." "Chemical engineers are particularly well positioned to capitalize on the effects of globalization, which offers the process industries unprecedented opportunities to prosper." (Adapted from the AIChE report The Global Environment for Chemical Engineers) "Tomorrow's chemical engineer needs to display a range of talents, knowledge, and interests that extend beyond traditional engineering capabilities; that allow chemical engineers to leverage traditional skills with future opportunities."


UMD & SCSE Rank Among the Best Colleges

UMD ranks as one of the Top Ten Public Schools in the Midwest with a spot at #7 in the just released U.S. News and World Report issue of “America’s Best Colleges” 2016 edition. Swenson College's engineering programs were included in the list of "Top Undergraduate Engineering Programs"

"We have a lot to be proud of here at Swenson College of Science and Engineering," said Dean Joshua Hamilton. "Our students work hard and excel, thanks to our outstanding faculty and their commitment to education and student success."

“We provide unique opportunities for active, problem-based learning, student research, internships and other practical experience, and strong partnerships with our regional stakeholders,” added Hamilton. “All of that prepares our graduates for today’s workforce and to become tomorrow’s leaders.”

Swenson College’s science, math and engineering students have a virtually 100% placement rate after graduation, and it's not unusual for students to have jobs lined up well before they even finish school as a result of internships and regional job fairs. According to Hamilton, “Employers love Swenson graduates and we will continue to work closely with them to align our programs with today’s - and tomorrow’s - emerging opportunities.”

The rankings are based on peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, and alumni giving. 

UMD named #1 on list of "Best Place to Live in the US" by OUTSIDE magazine.

"The city of 86,000 stretches for 26 miles along the westernmost tip of Lake Superior and has 6,834 acres of city parkland, 178 miles of wooded trails, and 16 designated trout streams. Which explains why Duluth has produced more than 150 Olympians..." Find out more about UMD and Duluth

UMD named one of "Best College Towns" in North America by OUTSIDE magazine.

"When it came to ranking the... best places to learn, live, work, and play, we did our homework ... we narrowed the honor roll down to 40 schools that turn out smart grads with top-notch academic credentials, a healthy environmental ethos, and an A+ sense of adventure." Find out more about UMD and Duluth












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