Chemistry is the study of matter and its changes. It is often characterized as the central science because chemistry appears just about everywhere, from physics to biology to material science to industrial production. The American Chemical Society provides an excellent resource for thoroughly exploring all the careers available to those who study chemistry. Here is a small sample:

What can you do?

There is a multitude of possibilities available with a degree in chemistry. Those who are interested in probing the boundaries of our knowledge can do research in a diverse selection of pure and applied disciplines including:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Agriculture and Food
  • Forensics
  • Astrochemistry
  • Nanochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering

Your knowledge does not limit you to research. A degree in chemistry can also serve you in many occupations including:

  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Toxicology
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control
  • Writing Science Policy for the Government
  • Patent Assessment

Where can you go?

Our students have been successful gaining admission to competitive graduate programs including those from:

  • North Carolina State University
  • University of Alabama
  • Emory University
  • Penn State University
  • University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill
  • University of Alabama–Birmingham
  • University of Arizona
  • Georgia Tech (Georgia Institute of Technology)
  • Mississippi State University

Not all students desire to attend graduate school. Many of our students graduate with a degree in chemistry and seek gainful employment. Companies that have employed our graduates include:

  • UCM Magnesia Ltd
  • Applied Chemical Technology
  • Par Pharmaceutical
  • eurofins Lancaster Laboratories
  • PharmAssist Inc.
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Tarkett
  • NeXolve
  • Daikin
  • PerkinElmer
  • IFDC
  • HudsonAlpha