Department of Chemistry Careers in Chemistry

In simplest terms, chemistry is the science of matter. Anything that can be touched, tasted, smelled, seen or felt is made of chemicals.

Chemists are the people who transform the everyday materials around us into amazing things. Some chemists work on cures for cancer while others monitor the ozone protecting us from the sun. Still others discover new materials to make our homes warmer in the winter, or new textiles to be used in the latest fashions. The knowledge gained through the study of chemistry opens many career pathways. Here are just a few of the careers chosen by chemists.

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Career Descriptions:

Agricultural Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry



Chemical Education

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Information Specialists

Chemical Sales

Chemical Technology

Colloid and Surface Chemistry


Consumer Product Chemistry

Environmental Chemistry

Food and Flavor Chemistry

Forensic Chemistry


Hazardous Waste Management

Inorganic Chemistry

Materials Science

Medicinal Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Oil and Petroleum

Physical Chemistry

Polymer Chemistry

Pulp and Paper Chemistry

R&D Management

Science Writing

Textile Chemistry

Water Chemistry