Why Choose Chemistry

Chemistry graduates are highly sought after in the workplace, and the B.S. degree opens up a variety of career options.

The majority of our graduates are offered employment directly in industry, and many are offered jobs well in advance of their graduation date based on co-op experience. To prepare for careers in advanced research, some choose the combined BS-MS degree and some opt to go on to graduate school.

Due to the highly prized nature of the chemistry degree and its diverse curriculum, graduates are prepared to enter careers directly linked to chemistry, and also careers in areas where the problem solving and analytical skills gained as a chemist are sought after. In either case, the B.S. in chemistry degree lays the foundation for a highly productive and exciting career.

Listed below are examples of careers pursued by recent chemistry graduates. This list is not exhaustive, and we pride ourselves in preparing our students for their chosen career path on an individual basis. Our advisors will work with you to select appropriate curriculum, coop and research experiences to prepare you for your chosen career.

Example Careers Following a Degree in Chemistry:

Industries relying directly
on the technical training
of chemists

Careers in science relying
on the general scientific
training of chemists

Careers related to the
numeracy, analytical and
problem solving skills
of chemistry graduates

Pharmaceutical
Agrochemical
Biotechnology
Perfumes and cosmetics
Textiles and dyes
Paints
Petrochemicals
Polymers
Materials
Semiconductors
Photographic
Biomaterials

Forensic science
Patent law
Scientific journalism
Teaching
Government laboratories
Health and safety
Environmental protection
Nuclear fuels
Medicine
Scientific publishing

Accountancy
Sales
Management
Marketing
Information technology
Investment banking
Management consultancy
Actuarial / Insurance
Law
Personnel