Chemistry majors have a variety of possible career choices available to them upon graduation. Career choices include, but are not limited to:
Graduate school - Many students choose to continue their study in a particular field of interest with an advanced degree.
Professor - To teach chemistry on a collegiate level, an advanced degree is required.
Biotechnology - Biotechnology depends on the ability to alter chemical structures for materials and organisms like agriculture, livestock, pharmaceuticals or other industries.
Chemical Information Specialist - This job requires managing technical chemical information for researchers, industry professionals, students and professors.
Inorganic/Organic/Physical Chemistry - These professions usually require an advanced degree.
Research Specialist - Government agencies, private industries, pharmaceutical companies and independent researchers look for students with a solid science foundation.
Clinical Work (Physician, dentist, optometry, therapist, nurse, physician's assistant, veterinary, etc.) - A degree in chemistry lays a solid foundation for any medical career. Students interested in further medical training have the option of joining JBU's pre-medical program.
Missions or Humanitarian Work - Students can easily use their knowledge in chemistry for non-profit organizations that deal with agricultural, ecological or environmental community development.
Ecology - Students majoring in chemistry may wish to pursue a career in ecology or related fields. Forestry, environmental management, renewable energy or environmental research are all possible options for those interested in the field of ecology.
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Chemistry graduates from JBU can be found in a variety of careers including:
- Physicians Assistants
- Physical Therapy
- Medical Technology
- College Professors
- High School Teachers
- Community Development