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The chemical and life science engineering tracks in the engineering master’s and doctoral programs are designed primarily for students who are interested in applying biological, chemical, medical and engineering principles toward important contemporary topics.

Current research areas in chemical and life science engineering include stem cell and stem cell-derived tissue engineering, cellular engineering and signal pathway analysis, biological systems engineering, bioinformatics and biocomputing, genetics and protein molecular engineering, small molecule and cellular-based therapeutics, reaction engineering and molecular transport, advanced polymeric materials, and processing methods (including medically related polymers, supercritical solvent-processing methods and surface science).

Typical curricula of graduate study in CLSE – M.S. / Ph.D.

Concentration components– CLSE course work CLSE 650 – Quantitative Analysis

CLSE 654 – Graduate Equilibrium Analysis

CLSE 655 – Graduate Non-Equilibrium Analysis

CLSE 656 – Graduate Reaction Engineering

STAT 541 – Statistics for Engineering

Track electives – engineering and/or science course work Grad Electives (500/600 level)
Directed Research Thesis Research (CLSE 697)
All CLSE graduate students attend Graduate Seminar (CLSE 690) each semester (does not count towards graduate coursework credit).
Please see the links to the VCU Bulletins for typical number of credits required for each program