Careers & Alumni

With a strong foundation in chemstry, you’ll be highly prepared for your future.

Our Chemistry B.S. degree is approved by the American Chemical Society and offers an option in Biochemistry. We also offer a flexible B.A. degree designed for students wishing to pursue their secondary teaching credential or for students who want to work in today's high-tech industries.

Our degrees also offer excellent preparation for graduate or professional school. Our students have succeeded at Cornell University, MIT, the University of California at Davis, the University of Oregon, the University of Washington and many other top institutions.

If you're considering a career in the biotech industry, medicine, pharmacy, veterinary medicine or dentistry, Biochemistry is a great choice for undergraduate study to prepare you for professional school. Or, as a teacher, you can share your love of chemistry with tomorrow's scientists and engineers.

In short, nearly all of our students go where they want to go after graduation.

Related Job Titles

The following list is not meant to be all inclusive; many other job alternatives and titles may exist. Some require further education. As a Chemistry major, careers could reach across other concentration areas; refer to those career guides.

Organic Chemist
Inorganic Chemist
Analytical Chemist
Research Chemist
Clinical Chemist
Chemical Analyst
Lab Assistant/Tech
Research Assistant
Junior Chemist
Chemical Engineer
Physical Chemist
Exploration Geophysicist
Food Chemist

Pharmacy Technician
Medical Technologist
Genetic Engineer
Environmental Consultant
Fiber Chemist
Forensic Chemist
Agricultural Commodities Inspector
Food & Drug Inspector
Alcohol & Tobacco Inspector
Quality Control Specialist
Patent Researcher
Museum Scientist
Science Librarian
Scientific Journalist
Lecturer /Professor /School Teacher

Marketable Skills


  • Confer with scientists or engineers on product development
  • Giving full attention to others in order to understand points being made and to ask questions
  • Writing specific documentation

Technical Skills

  • Knowledge of chemical development, analysis, modification and replication
  • Experience using scientific tools and instruments
  • Experience testing products to ensure they meet specifications


  • Ability of understand complex scientific problems
  • Breaking complex problems into component parts
  • Using logic and reason to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems


  • Planning and managing projects
  • Working effectively and coordinating tasks
  • Integrating creative approaches to processes