What can I do with a major in Chemistry?
Chemistry: Programs of specialization in chemistry provide opportunities and guided experiences through which the student may be introduced to the basic knowledge and skills essential to pursue careers in industrial and governmental research, medical technology, teaching in secondary schools, and professional careers.
Biochemistry: Biochemistry is specially designed as an interdisciplinary program for students with a strong interest in biology and chemistry. The program will prepare a biochemistry major to enter graduate school in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology or physiology; give adequate preparation for entering a professional school of medicine, dentistry, or optometry; and prepare the student for industry in chemical or pharmaceutical areas.
Strategies• Enhance computer skills
• Obtain internship in field
• Work or volunteer in lab
• Work as a research assistant for chemist or chemistry professor
• Attend lectures or science fairs
• Strengthen reading, writing, and communication skills
Professional OrganizationsAmerican Chemical Society
Educational Division, Career Publications
1155 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
345 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Web sitesAmerican Chemical Society Job Bank Click on "job seekers"
Agricultural Biotech Chemical Job List
Chemical Week (online magazine) News on careers in chemistry
Chemistry Web Index
New Science Jobs
Royal Society of Chemistry
Science Global Career Network
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