Chemistry is all around us, and our quality of life is intimately linked to developments of new materials and to a better understanding of all biological processes. A degree in chemistry will give you a unique insight into areas that are central to biology, geology, materials science, medicine, environmental science, and many branches of engineering. A chemistry degree can lead to career paths in professions such as medicine, pharmacology, agriculture, chemical engineering, journalism, law, forensic science, and biochemistry. Many graduates decide to continue their education after completing their first degree and over half of our graduates attend medical school or graduate school. Students who plan to become high school science teachers may choose to earn dual degrees in chemistry and education.

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Chemical lab technician
Clinical lab technologist
Drug analyst
Environmental analyst
Forensic biologist
Inorganic chemist
Petroleum inspector

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Careers in Science
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Related chemistry links

K-State Chemistry Department

American Association for Clinical Chemistry

The American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Chemical Society

American Institute of Chemists c/o Chemical Heritage Foundation

Council for Chemical Research

The National Science Foundation

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

American Chemistry Council