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Admission to the University

Prospective students wishing to major in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) must first apply to and be accepted by the University.  Admission to The Ohio State University is selective.  Applicants undergo a holistic review considering standardized test scores, high school (or previous institution) performance, and written essays.  This review and the admission decision are handled centrally in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and First Year Experience.   For more information and to complete an admissions application, please visit the undergrad website

Once you have been accepted to the University, you will be required to attend an orientation session (orientation website) where you will meet with a CBE advisor to discuss the program and also create a course schedule for your first term of enrollment. 

Changing to Pre-Chemical Engineering (current OSU students only)

Students wishing to change into the ChE Pre-Major from outside of the College of Engineering should contact Brian Endres. More information about changing into the college can be found at Change to Engineering Pre-Major.

Applying to the CBE major

Admission to major in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is by application only and is in accordance with the College of Engineering enrollment management plan approved by the University Council on Academic Affairs. Similar to the application to the University, students will undergo a holistic application process when applying to the major.  For the most current information, please visit Engineering Advising.  


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