Undergraduate Program

The College of the University of Chicago offers a major and multiple minors in molecular engineering. Our rigorous programs give you the opportunity to delve into biological, chemical, and quantum engineering.  

These programs equip you for leadership roles in a technology-driven society. Many students follow traditional engineering paths in research, technology development, and manufacturing. Others go into medicine, technical and management consulting, business administration, finance, policy, or entrepreneurship. 

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Blaze a New Trail

UChicago is the first university in the US with a school dedicated to molecular engineering. The new discipline in molecular engineering combines a strong background in math and the sciences, offered within the University's liberal arts environment, and a rigorous engineering education with tremendous opportunities to individualize your experience.

When you major or minor in this exciting new field, you will be taught by leaders in this area, and have the opportunity to conduct research in their labs. Our undergraduate courses teach you how engineers understand molecular systems and develop advanced technologies to address pressing global issues such as cancer treatment, sustainable energy and water resources, quantum computing and materials, green chemistry, and regenerative medicine. If you're interested in cutting-edge engineering, this is the program for you.

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Campus Resources

Eckhardt Research Center

Contact Us

For students with questions about our major/minors, or to schedule a visit to PME:

Mark Stoykovich

Director of Undergraduate Studies 

For information about admissions to The College:

Office of College Admissions


To contact an academic adviser:

College Academic Advising Office

Current PME undergraduates can join our PME undergraduate listserv to receive notifications and news from the program.

I was very lucky to work with such high caliber professors. Getting to work with such impressive people was the best part of being here. ”

Gabriela Basel
Gabriela Basel, SB '19