What Can I Do With a Major In Chemistry?
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Learn more about the chemistry major. All liberal arts degrees help CLA students develop their Core Career Competencies, and chemistry majors develop specific skills that are applicable to lots of different careers. These skills include critical thinking and analysis skills, skills in data management and interpretation, written and verbal communication skills, and research and laboratory.
Students who take the SuperStrong Interest Inventory receive a three-letter interest code, which identifies their top three areas of interest, work activities, potential skills, and personal values. The interest code "IRE" is often associated with this major, however, the SuperStrong assessment can help you understand how your interests connect to a variety of majors and career options. You can learn more about common employer types and occupations associated with this major. You can also see CLA specific examples of alumni careers below.
- American Association for the Advancement of Science
- American Chemical Society
- American Institute of Chemistry
- Chemical Week Magazine
- Journal of Chemical Education
Below is a small sampling of what alumni with this major have pursued, organized by the most common career fields they go into (although keep in mind that there are alumni in all eight of the career fields). You can also utilize the LinkedIn's Alumni Tool and the Maroon and Gold Network to further explore alumni career pathways and connect directly with professionals.
Click to expand each gray box below for opportunities pursued by alumni in this major!