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Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological & Pharmaceutical Engineering

Elaine Gomez
Chemical engineering currently enrolls the largest percentage of female students of any department in NCE -- 41 percent of the department's students are women.

What Is Chemical Engineering?

One of the oldest departments of Newark College of Engineering, the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering awarded its first three baccalaureate degrees in 1923.

From its earliest days, the department incorporated real-world work experience into the curriculum through cooperative education with area companies. The department's faculty has also developed research partnerships with industry and government. Chemical engineering alumni hold leading positions in business, law, research and academe.

Today the department has an enrollment of 362 undergraduates majoring in chemical engineering, and more than 70 pursuing graduate studies. Last year, NJIT awarded 40 bachelor's degrees in chemical engineering, 15 master's degrees, and 7 PhD's.

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