Careers in Chemistry

Chemistry (BS)

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

Majors with B.S. in Chemistry seek employment in five main sectors: industry, academia, government, non-profit, and entrepreneurship. One of the benefits of a chemistry degree is that it is flexible and can lead to a variety of career options including those less intuitive such as policy, law, communications, and others.

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.).

  • 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


Barry grads have been employed by the following companies/schools:

  • Agro Labs, Scandinavia
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • CHEM-SYN Co.
  • Merck & Co.
  • Coca-Cola Company
  • Miami-Dade Community College
  • DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration)
  • National Cancer Institute
  • Dow Chemicals
  • Perkin Elmer
  • DuPont Company
  • Purity Chemicals
  • FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigations)
  • St. Brendan High School
  • Government Labs, Jamaica
  • Swift & Co.
  • IVAX
  • Bureau of Public Health Laboratories - Miami
  • Microbac Laboratories Inc.
  • PL Developments
  • Scripps Research Institute

Graduate Schools

Barry grads have attended the following graduate schools:

  • Boston University
  • University of Arizona
  • Colombia University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Florida International University
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Louisiana State University
  • University of Columbia
  • Loyola University
  • University of Florida
  • M.I.T.
  • University of Georgia
  • Mount Allison University, New Brunswick
  • Purdue University
  • Notre Dame University
  • University of Miami
  • Rutgers University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Texas A & M
  • Villanova University
  • University of Texas at Austin

Barry grads have attended the following dental/pharmacy schools:

  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Ohio State University
  • New York University
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • Howard University
  • Thomas Jefferson University

Barry grads have attended the following medical schools:

  • Barry University, Podiatry School
  • University of Costa Rica
  • Emory University
  • University of Colorado
  • Medical School in Trinidad
  • University of Florida
  • Michigan State University
  • University of Miami
  • Ross Medical School

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