Careers in Chemistry

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

Around 60 percent of our chemistry majors further their studies at graduate school and about 20 percent attend medical, dental or pharmacy school. Some of the graduate and professional schools our chemistry graduates have been accepted to include:

  • A. T. Still University/Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Cornell University
  • Iowa State University
  • Michigan State University
  • Northwestern University
  • Penn State University
  • Stanford University
  • University of California-San Diego
  • University of Colorado-Boulder
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Illinois
  • 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 20 percent 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, Monsanto, Pharmacia Upjohn Company, Quest Diagnostics just to name a few. Recent employers include:

  • 3M
  • Pfizer
  • International Institute for Nanotechnology at Northwestern University
  • Stowers Institute for Medical Research
  • US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Federal Drug Administration