Careers and Graduate Success in Chemistry

Studying chemistry offers entry to a wide range of careers, including:

  • Basic and applied industrial research
  • Medicine
  • Technical sales
  • Teaching
  • Commercial testing
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Optometry
  • Patent Law
  • Other health-related careers.

Chemists and chemical engineers are employed in plastic, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and other chemical industries in testing, forensic, and quality control labs and for federal agencies like the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Food and Drug Administration, Environmental Protection Agency as well as state crime labs.

A strong liberal arts background combined with our serious, rigorous curriculum ensures the breadth and depth of preparation you need for any career — or continued study at some of the country’s top graduate schools.