A Degree in Chemistry

What can I do with this degree?
A degree in chemistry will provide you with an excellent foundation for any career in the molecular sciences. You will strengthen your skills in creative problem solving, critical thinking and strategizing in collaborative teams. You will also develop many new skills—learning to use laboratory techniques and scientific instruments, to conduct scientific research, to write scientifically and to analyze scientific findings. As a graduate, you can:

  • Enter Ph.D. or M.D. programs for medical research or medical school
  • Pursue advanced study in a variety of chemistry sub-disciplines (material sciences, analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, paper science and technology)
  • Work in technical and non-technical areas of the chemical industry
  • Engage in scientific writing or editing
  • Teach chemistry
  • Work on computer applications for chemistry


Professional Development Opportunities


Resources for Students Seeking Graduate School Opportunities


Resources for Developing a Career in Chemistry