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Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4985
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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 (managing information & higher-order thinking).
  • Understand how to safely utilize laboratory instruments and employ the appropriate laboratory techniques to investigate chemical systems (technology).
  • Understand chemical concepts and use evidence to draw conclusions (higher-order thinking).
  • Use the language and concepts of chemistry to communicate effectively in oral and written form (communicating).
  • Function in independent and collaborative settings to solve problems (interacting).
  • Ethically and with integrity, apply chemical knowledge, materials, and skills that impact society (valuing).
  • Be prepared for post-baccalaureate education and employment in the public and private sectors.

Related Career Titles

Agricultural Chemist Medicinal Chemist
Analytical Chemist Nanotechnologist
Application Chemist Neurologist
Ballistics Explosives Expert Oil and Petroleum Chemist
Biochemist Optometrist
Biotechnologist Organic Chemist
Cardiologist Patent Attorney
Catalytic Chemist Pathologist
Chemical Engineer Pharmaceutical Chemist
Chemical Information Specialist Pharmacist
Chemical Sales Manager Pharmacologist
Chemist Physical 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
Dentist Polymer Chemist
Dialysis Technician Production Chemist
Director of Research Professor/Educator
Environmental Chemist Project Manager
Environmental Law Proteins Chemist
Fingerprint Technician Pulp and Paper Chemist
Food and Flavor Chemist Quality Control
Forensic Chemist Research Analyst
Formulations Chemist Research and Development Manager
Genetic Engineer Research Scientist
Geochemist Science Writer
Hazardous Waste Management Chemist Soil Scientist
Hematology Technologist Teacher (Secondary and Primary)
Hydrologist Toxicologist
Industrial Chemist Veterinarian
Inorganic Chemist Water Chemist
Industrial Hygienist Water Purification Chemist
Laboratory Supervisor Yeast Culture Developer
Materials Scientist

Related Job Listings/Job Search Website

Chemical Register
Chemical and Engineering News
Chem Jobs
Science Careers

Affiliated Organizations

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

Four-Year Academic Plan

Chemistry Major (Area 1: General Chemistry), B.S. Degree
Chemistry Major (Area 2: Alternative Energy), B.S. Degree
Chemistry Major (Area 3: Environmental Chemistry), B.S. Degree
Chemistry Major (Area 4: Entrepreneurship), B.S. 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?

Jessica Johnson
Career Development Coordinator