Potential Careers

The chemistry program prepares students for graduate study and professional careers in education, academic research, industry, and engineering. A major in the chemistry program is also an excellent choice for students in the health sciences and pre-professional programs, including medicine, dentistry, law, and pharmacy.

Students who major in chemistry can choose from a number of career fields, including:

  • Chemical engineer
  • Industrial chemist
  • Toxicologist
  • Research scientist
  • High school/college Teacher
  • Chemical business/marketing
  • Pharmaceutical researcher
  • Forensic scientist
  • Materials scientist
  • Biomedical researcher
  • Product developer

Many graduates also pursue continuing education in related fields:

  • Professional programs in medicine, Physicians Assistant, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, osteopathy, and other allied health professions
  • Graduate studies in chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, physical chemistry, forensic science, public health, and history of science, among others