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What will I learn?

Investigate a Career in Chemical Engineering

Interested in pursuing a degree in engineering, but you’re not sure what to choose or where to start? Sign up for a Pre-Engineering Specialization in Chemical Engineering at University of Houston-Clear Lake. Through this course of study, your engineering education will be immersed in the chemistry and engineering instruction you need to be prepared for a future in chemical engineering. You will also enroll in typical university core curriculum and foundational curriculum courses to give you a well-rounded college experience.

Taking the Next Steps in Your Specialization

After completing the coursework for this two-year program, you may apply for admission to the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston, transfer to a different university system, or remain at UHCL. This gives you the power to choose the direction of your education and your future. Engineering can be a challenging course of study to some students, so we encourage you to consult with an adviser to determine what’s right for you.

Which department am I in?

College of Science and Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 semesters)

Tuition fees
US$25,772.00 per year
USD $1,000 Tuition Rebate applicable for Certain Undergraduates. For more details, please check the University site
Application deadline

Expected June 2022

Start date

Expected August 2022


University of Houston - Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Boulevar,



77058, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants who have attended an institution located outside the United States must: Possess the equivalent of a U.S. high school/secondary diploma.

Proof of English Language Proficiency

Your minimum scores must be: 550 on the paper-based TOEFL exam; 79 on the TOEFL (iBT) exam; 6.0 on the IELTS exam, 53 on the PTE exam; or, You can successfully complete level 112 in the ELS Intensive English Language program.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.