What can you do with a chemistry or biochemistry degree?

A degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry will open the door to a multitude of possibilities for industry leading jobs. Chemists are highly recruited from different industries for their ability to think analytically and their knowledge and understanding of the natural world.

Recent graduates have found meaningful employment in a variety of areas which include:

  • Pharmaceutical Drug Design and Synthesis
  • Cancer Research
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Process and Medicinal Chemist
  • Water and Air Quality Analyst
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Laboratory Instrument Technician
  • Energy Related Industries
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Center for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Polymers and Materials
  • Toxicology

There are countless more possibilities for a unique and profitable career with a Chemistry or Biochemistry degree.

  • Argonne National Labs
  • Los Alamos National Labs
  • Sigma Aldrich
  • Agilent Technologies
  • H3 Biomedicine
  • Aurum Labs
  • Evaporated Coatings
  • Perkin Elmer
  • University of Denver
  • University of California
  • University of Tennessee at Martin
  • Bell Labs
  • Intel


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Some of our graduates go onto graduate or professional school

Some graduates of our department choose to further their studies by applying to Medical, Dental, or Pharmacy schools. Chemistry and Biochemistry graduates are well positioned to apply to these type of programs.

Many of our graduates also go onto top graduate schools around the country. These programs offer Masters and PhD programs in the various disciplines of Chemistry. Unlike many graduate school fields, chemistry graduate programs offer free tuition, and all graduate students are paid a full-time salary to conduct research and teach undergraduates.

Graduate Schools our Recent Graduates are Attending

  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Northwestern University
  • Colorado State University
  • University of Wisconsin
  • University of Washington
  • University of Utah
  • Arizona State University
  • Oregon State University
  • Montana State University
  • University of New Mexico