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Why Major in Chemistry?

A degree in Chemistry will open many doors – it is the central science that connects physics, biology, engineering, and medicine. After graduation with a chemistry degree, there are many options that are available.

Chemistry department photos, labs, students, research, classrooms, for Mike McCormick

Graduate School – Ph.D. or Master’s in:
  • Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Material Sciences
  • Geochemistry

Professional School

  • Medical school
  • Dental school
  • Optometry school
  • Pharmacy school
  • Veterinary school
  • Law school

  • Pharmacy
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Forensic Science
  • Food or Water Quality Control
  • Viticulture
  • Agriculture
  • Oil and Petroleum
  • Technology

Government Agencies

  • Bureau of Recreation
  • Department of Environmental Quality

Business or Law

  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Patent Law
  • Science Writing or Publishing


  • K-12 education
  • Instructor at Community Colleges

See our Advising page for information on our undergraduate program.