Submit an answer Ashley, Los Angeles AddedTuesday, May 28, 2013 at 1:04 PM Classes for chemical engineering What classes do you have to take to be a chemical engineer? Also, how long do you have to be in college? What colleges specializes in chemical engineering? Related to Chemical, Preparation for College Reset Sort By Default Egirl Team , Answered Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 1:04 PM Hi Ashley, Most undergraduate engineering degrees take 4 years to complete although some take 5. People who go on to complete a masters or Ph.D. degree will take even longer, although some programs allow students to complete both a bachelors and a masters degree in as little as 5 years. The classes required vary depending on the university, but in general you will need a grounding in the basics of chemistry, physics and calculus along with some additional specialized courses such as thermodynamics, transport, and materials. You can usually get a sample course schedule from any university you might be interested in. Use the University Finder at Tryengineering.org to look for programs in chemical engineering throughout the world.