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Paige E. Finkelstein '14
I decided to major in chemical engineering because I wanted to pursue an engineering degree that would be flexible enough to apply to fields in both chemistry and biology. I chose course 10 over similar majors such as 20 (biological engineering), or 3 (material sciences and engineering) because of course 10’s prominent reputation in academia/ industry as well as the flexibility that the department offered. It offers several engineering degrees, including 10, 10Eng, 10B, and 10C, which means students can find a chemical engineering degree tailored to their specific interests and goals.
I ended up majoring in 10B, chemical-biological engineering, which further allowed me to double major in 7A (biology), minor in 5 (chemistry) and complete my premed requirements. Had I pursued another major, I don’t think I would have had the opportunity to have easily pursued such a breadth of knowledge in multiple departments. Full Story >>
MIT ChemE Facts
In 2014, for the 25th consecutive year, US News & World Report gave its top rankings to both our graduate and undergraduate programs among the nation's chemical engineering departments.
For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, our sponsored research expenditures were over $53 million.
More than 10% of our alumni are senior executives of industrial companies.
More than 10% of the nation's teachers of chemical engineering earned one or more degrees from MIT
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