In addition to the program on the Lexington campus, students can pursue a B.S. degree in chemical engineering through the College’s Extended Campus Program in Paducah, Kentucky. The Paducah program uses the same curriculum as the main campus, but provides the opportunity for students to complete all B.S. degree requirements without having to relocate to Lexington.
Consistent with our Vision and Mission statements, the chemical engineering program at the University of Kentucky Extended Campus in Paducah strives to meet the following specific educational objectives:
- Produce graduates who are successful in chemical engineering practice, professional and/or academic pursuits.
- Produce graduates who function independently and in teams to carry out in-depth solution strategies to chemical engineering problems.
- Produce graduates who continue to advance in their careers and participate in professional development activities.
The Paducah chemical engineering program collaborates with West Kentucky Community and Technical College to provide the foundational math and science courses, as well as the general studies course requirements. On-site UK chemical engineering faculty members teach the engineering courses. Program admission, course registration, student advising and other student services all can be completed at the Paducah site.
The curriculum requirements for the B.S. degree in chemical engineering in Paducah are identical to those on the Lexington campus. Refer to those degree requirements for the Paducah degree program. Not all electives listed for the Lexington program will be available in Paducah. The student must satisfy the College graduation requirements listed earlier.