Careers in Chemistry

Launch Your Career with a Chemistry Degree

Truman’s chemistry program provides outstanding preparation for wherever your chemistry degree takes you, from medical school to graduate school or the work place.

Graduate School and Professional School for Chemistry Graduates

Over the past 10 years, about 55-65% of our chemistry majors have furthered their studies at graduate school and about 25% have attended medical, dental, pharmacy school. With a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Truman, you are well-prepared for graduate or professional school. Some of the graduate, medical and law schools our chemistry graduates have been accepted into in the past five years include:

  • A. T. Still University/Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Cornell University
  • Iowa State University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Northwestern University
  • Penn State University
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Nebraska
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • And many more

Jobs for Chemistry Majors

Around 10-20% of Truman graduates who earn a chemistry degree enter the work force directly. You will find our graduates pursuing chemistry jobs with companies like BASF, Ecolab Inc., Eli Lilly, Mallinckrodt Chemical Company, Midwest Research Institute, Pharmacia Upjohn Company just to name a few. A sampling of jobs in chemistry our recent graduates have pursued jobs include:

  • chemist, Monsanto
  • employer solutions, Quest Diagnostics
  • quality control analyst, Gallus Biopharmaceuticals
  • chemist, Sensory Effects

The well-rounded education you will receive at Truman ensures that when you earn a degree in chemistry, you will have the flexibility and the skills to secure top jobs in the field of chemistry.