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"What Can I Do With a Major in...Chemistry?"

Why Major in Chemistry?

The graduate with a Bachelor degree in Chemistry will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Collect, analyze and apply information to solve problems.
  • Use various laboratory techniques and/or instruments with understanding, accuracy, precision and safety and develop experiments, demonstrations, and other hands-on activities.
  • Think logically within a chemistry or physics framework and be receptive to new ideas and concepts.
  • Use the language and concepts of chemistry to communicate effectively in oral and written form, to follow detailed instructions, and to function in independent and collaborative settings.
  • Exhibit the ethical use of knowledge, materials and procedures that demonstrate an impact on society.
  • Manage a secondary education program in chemistry, that has a laboratory emphasis, with confidence, enthusiasm, efficiency and safety.

Department of Biochemistry, Chemistry & Physics:

US Dept. of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook

Related Career Titles

Agricultural Chemist Medicinal Chemist
Analytical ChemistNanotechnologist
Application ChemistNeurologist
Ballistics Explosives ExpertOil and Petroleum Chemist
BiotechnologistOrganic Chemist
CardiologistPatent Attorney
Catalytic ChemistPathologist
Chemical EngineerPharmaceutical Chemist
Chemical Information SpecialistPharmacist
Chemical Sales ManagerPharmacologist
ChemistPhysical Chemist
Colloid and Surface Chemist Physician (All areas of specialty)
Computational Chemist Physician Assistant
Consultant Pollution Control Chemist
Consumer Products Research Engineer Process Development Scientist
DentistPolymer Chemist
Dialysis TechnicianProduction Chemist
Director of Research Professor/Educator
Environmental ChemistProject Manager
Environmental LawProteins Chemist
Fingerprint TechnicianPulp and Paper Chemist
Food and Flavor Chemist Quality Control
Forensic ChemistResearch Analyst
Formulations ChemistResearch and Development Manager
Genetic EngineerResearch Scientist
GeochemistScience Writer
Hazardous Waste Management ChemistSoil Scientist
Hematology TechnologistTeacher (Secondary and Primary)
Hydrologist Toxicologist
Industrial ChemistVeterinarian
Inorganic Chemist Water Chemist
Industrial HygienistWater Purification Chemist
Laboratory SupervisorYeast Culture Developer
Materials Scientist

Related Job Listings/Job Search Website

Chemical Register
Chemical and Engineering News
Chem Jobs
Forensic Magazine
Real Hospital Jobs
Science Careers

Affiliated Organizations

American Chemical Society
American Chemical Society (UCM Student Chapter)
Pre-Veterinary Medical Club (UCM)

Four-Year Academic Plan

Chemistry: B.A. Degree
Chemistry: B.S. Degree
Chemistry: B.S. in Ed. Degree


The career paths listed are those which are commonly associated with this area of study and in no way does this site attempt to suggest that these are all of the career paths possible. Some of the career paths listed may require additional education, training, development, licenses and/or certifications. Listings of resources such as job listings, web links, professional organizations, library publications, and other information found on this page are believed to be accurate and true at the time published. The "What Can I Do With A Major In..." database is reviewed and updated every year in July. While no list is truly exhaustive, if you feel something should be added, deleted, changed or updated on this page, please contact the Career Services Center by e-mail at and an out-of-cycle change will be completed.

Who Can Help Me?

Keira Mann
Career Development Coordinator