What Can I Do With This Degree?

In the Workforce

  • Research and development: Graduates can investigate new materials, new drugs and fuels and elucidate biochemical pathways for curing diseases or promoting health.
  • Health professions: Graduates are well prepared academically for the rigors of the health professions.
  • Law: Graduates can work as patent specialists, environmental advocates, biotechnology transfer offices and intellectual property lawyers.
  • Public policy: Graduates can help government and business interface with the public on issues of science.
  • Teaching: Graduates can pursue teaching positions in chemistry on all levels from middle school through graduate school. There are usually openings in every state for chemistry teachers.
  • Sales: Graduates can sell chemicals and medicines and market equipment for labs, hospital and industry.
  • Safety and hazardous materials science: Graduates can work in safety management for companies that handle chemicals.
  • Quality assurance: Graduates can perform quality assurance reviews for manufactured items such as drugs, fuels, paints, solvents, metallurgy and mining.
  • Pharmaceuticals: Graduates can work in drug design and testing along with clinical trials and marketing.
  • Biotechnology: Graduates with a background in molecular biology can work in biotechnology, the most rapidly growing field in science.
  • Science writing and technical writing: Graduates who can write clearly are needed to produce manuals, textbooks, newspaper copy and magazine articles.
  • Environmental conservation: From research to safety to policy making, graduates can play a huge role in maintaining the environment.
  • Historic preservation and art conservation: Graduates can work to protect precious art and material treasures and historic buildings from the ravages of time and debris.

Graduate and Law School

Our graduates have pursued advanced study in chemistry, law, medicine and public health at the following institutions:

  • Brown University
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Florida State University
  • Georgetown University
  • New York University
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Connecticut

Majors and Minors