What can I do with a B.S. in Chemistry?

  • Water Chemist
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Quality Control Chemist
  • Quality Assurance Chemist
  • Synthesis and Innovation Chemist
  • Medicinal Chemist
  • Protein Chemist
  • Process Chemist
  • Cosmetic Chemist
  • Formulation Chemist
  • Pharmaceutical Chemist
  • Nuclear Chemist
  • Dyes, Pigments and Inks Chemist
  • Chemical Laboratory Technician
  • Manufacturing Technician
  • Associate Scientist
  • Agricultural Scientist
  • Material Scientist
  • Food Scientist
  • Forensic Science Technician
  • Toxicologist
  • Environmental Laboratory Analyst
  • Hazardous Waste Management Specialist
  • Chemical Information Management Specialist
  • Stability Data Management Chemist
  • Software Developer
  • Chemical Informatics Scientist
  • Crystallographer
  • Production Manager
  • Laboratory Manager
  • Science Manager
  • Project Manger
  • Occupational Health and Safety Technician
  • Environmental Health and Safety Professional
  • Regulatory Affairs Professional
  • Human Resources Professional
  • Technical Marketer and Sales
  • Market Researcher
  • Patent Agent/Technical Specialist
  • Public Information Officer
  • Public Affairs Officer
  • Technical Support Engineer
  • Technical Service Engineer
  • Chemistry Consultant
  • Management Consultant
  • Technical Publisher
  • Science Journalist
  • Technical Writer
  • Abstracter
  • Indexer
  • Chemistry Teacher

Chemistry majors with B.S. in Chemistry seek employment in five main sectors: industry, academia, government, non-profit, and entrepreneurship.

Many chemistry majors choose to attend graduate school to earn M.S. or Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biochemistry, which can be free for graduate students who teach or conduct research.

Many chemistry majors choose to attend professional or law school to study in the following fields: medicine (M.D.), osteopathic medicine (D.O.), podiatry (D.P.M., D.P., Pod.D.), veterinary medicine (D.V.M., V.M.D.), chiropractic (D.C., D.C.M.), dentistry (D.D.S., D.M.D.), optometry (O.D.), pharmacy (Pharm.D.), or law (LL.B., J.D.).