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What can I do with a degree in Chemistry?



The Department of Chemistry's Mission

The Department of Chemistry prepares its majors with a thorough and rigorous background in undergraduate studies in chemistry, so they may successfully pursue graduate studies in chemistry and related sciences or begin careers as professional chemists. The department also provides quality service courses and services for majors in related departments, such as students interested in physics, engineering, biology, medicine, the allied health professions, etc. Our service courses bear no distinction from the regular courses. It is rather the objective of the student which determines whether he considers any course in chemistry to be, for him, a service course. An important part of the philosophy of our approach is that the chemistry major have a broad background in mathematics and physics, while he is still an undergraduate. Toward this goal, our more serious majors complete the requirements for a cognate major in mathematics and/or physics.

Job Types:

  • Research 
  • Development 
  • Analysis and Testing 
  • Consulting 
  • Environmental 
  • Forensics

Ways to Prepare:

  • Familiarize yourself with federal, state, and local government job application processes. 
  • Gain experience in a laboratory setting. 
  • Develop proficiency with high-tech scientific equipment. 
  • Take electives in your area of interest.

Where to find them:

  • Federal, state, and local government 
  • Federal Agencies including 
    • National Aeronautics
  • Manufacturing firms including 
    • textile, petroleum, food, electronics, glass, paper, packaging, machinery, cosmetics, paint, drug, and chemical industries
  • Industrial production and inspection agencies 
  • Research laboratories and organizations 
  • Environmental protection organizations 
  • Colleges and universities