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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 .

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
Chemical Heritage Foundation Visitor Services Assitant


Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Chemistry
Organization Job Title
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
Johnson and Johnson Medical (PhD Organic Chem.) Principal Scientist
Ohio State University (PhD Chem.) Professor
Meadox Medicals Inc. (PhD Physical Chem.) Quality Control Technician
Clariant Corporation (PhD) Research Associate
Hoechst-Celanese Company (PhD Organic Chem.) R & D Manager
Dupont (MS Chemistry, MBA) Senior Account Rep.
Bristol-Myers Squibb (MS Chemistry) Sr. Chemical Information Scientist
Croda (MS Chemistry) Senior Chemist
Merck & Co. (PhD Organic Chem.) Senior Research Chemist
Univ. of Dayton Research Institute (PhD Chem.) Spectroscopist
Cleveland Clinic (MD) Staff Physician
Independence Charter School (M.Ed.) Teacher
A+ Secure Packaging Vice President of Sales

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
Stevens Institute of Technology MS Chemistry
Temple University MS Chemistry
Texas Southern University JD Law
UCLA PhD Organic Chemistry
UMDNJ Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences PhD Health Sciences
University of North Carolina PhD Chemistry

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