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What Can I Do With This Major for Majors in Chemistry



Chemistry is the science that deals with and investigates the composition, properties, and transformation of substances and various elementary forms of matter. The chemistry major provides broad and comprehensive training in all areas of modern chemistry. The program includes course work in the major subdisciplines of chemistry - inorganic, organic, physical, biological and analytical. The curriculum is designed to permit the student a wide range of career choices including, but not limited to, chemistry, medicine, law, business, chemical physics, environmental science, and secondary school teaching.

A Sample Of Related Occupations

Agricultural Scientist Geochemist Radiologist
Anesthesiologist Hydrogeologist Research and Development Specialist
Biochemist Laboratory Technician Science Laboratory Technician
Brewery Laboratory Assitant Medical Technologist Soil Scientist
Chemical Engineer Occupational Safety Specialist Specification Writer
Chemist Oceanographer Technical Writer
Cooperative Extension Agent Optometrist Toxicologist
Crime Lab Analyst Patent Agent Veterinarian
Dentist Pharmaceutical Sales Rep. Water Purification Chemist
Environmental Health Specialist Pharmacist Water Scientist
Food Scientist/Technologist Physician .
Forensic Chemist Quality Control Manager .

Types of Employers


Private & Nonprofit Organizations
Agricultural Service Firms Food Products Companies Pharmaceutical Companies
Biotechnology Firms Hospitals Research institutes
Chemical Manufacturers Insurance Companies School Systems
Colleges/Universities Laboratories Scientific Journals
Cosmetics Companies Manufacturing Firms .
Environmental Consulting Firms Petroleum Companies .


Government Agencies
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Department of Energy National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Agricultural Experiment Stations Department of Health and Human Services Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Centers for Disease Control Environmental Protection Agency Peace Corps/AmeriCorps
Department of Agriculture Food and Drug Administration .
Department of Defense National Institute of Environmental Health Science .

Internships Obtained by Rutgers Students


Organization Job Title
Colgate Palmolive R & D Intern

Colgate-Palmolive Scientist

Colgate-Palmolive Company Lab Associate

Evonik Corporation Food, Feed, & Pharma Intern

Tocca Beauty Tocca Beauty Internship

Chromocell Corporation Lab Assistant

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates


First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Chemistry
Organization Job Title
Degussa Corp. Applications Specialist

Colgate Palmolive Assoc. Scientist

Bush Boake Allen Inc. Beverage Technologist

Nat'l. Starch and Chemical Chemist

Schein Pharmaceutical Chemist

Stephens Scientific Chemist

Teach for America Chemistry Teacher

Adecco Technical Lab Technician

Unilever HPC Lab Technician

Sandoz Research Institute Radio Analytical Chemist

UMDNJ Research Assistant

Merck & Co Sales Representative

NYC Dept. of Education Science Teacher

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Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Chemistry
Chemistry, Kean University (PhD) Adjunct Professor

Wyeth Ayerst - American Home Products Associate Director

Global Regulatory CMC, Celgene Corp. Associate Director

Neuces County District Attorney's Office (JD) Chief Juvenile Posecutor

(DDS) Dentist

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Development Scientist

Cardinal Health (MBA Mgmt. Engineering) Director of Engineering

Hoffmann La-Roche (MBA) Environmental, Health & Safety Team Ldr

American Cyanamid Company (MBA) Environmental Project Manager

Whitehall-Robbins Laboratory Supervisor

Monomer-Polymer Labs (PhD Chemistry) President

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Graduate Schools Attended


Institution Degree Field
Drexel University M.ED. Education

Duke University School of Medicine MD

John Jay College of Criminal Justice MS Forensic Science

Rutgers University MBA

Seton Hall MS Chemistry

Seton Hall PhD Chemistry

St. Joseph's University MBA Management Engineering

St. Joseph's University MBA Business Administration

Stanford University MS Chemistry

Stanford University PhD Chemistry

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