Careers in Chemistry and Physics

There are a multitude of possibilities available with a degree in chemistry or physics. Those who are interested in probing the boundaries of our knowledge can do research in a diverse selection of pure and applied disciplines including:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Agriculture and Food
  • Forensics
  • Astrochemistry
  • Nanochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering

Your knowledge does not limit you to research. A degree in chemistry can also serve you in many occupations including:

  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Toxicology
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control
  • Writing Science Policy for the Government
  • Patent Assessment

Our students have been successful gaining admission to competitive graduate programs including those from:

  • Emory University
  • Georgia Tech (Georgia Institute of Technology)
  • Mississippi State University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Penn State University
  • Purdue University
  • Texas A&M
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Alabama–Birmingham
  • University of Arizona
  • University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill
  • University of Southern Mississippi

Not all students desire to attend graduate school. Many of our students graduate with a degree in chemistry and seek gainful employment. Companies that have employed our graduates include:

  • UCM Magnesia Ltd
  • Applied Chemical Technology
  • Par Pharmaceutical
  • eurofins Lancaster Laboratories
  • PharmAssist Inc.
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Tarkett
  • NeXolve
  • Daikin
  • PerkinElmer
  • IFDC
  • HudsonAlpha