There are many opportunities following your graduation with a degree in Chemistry ...
After F&M: Graduate School Studies
More than 70% of our chemistry majors have pursued postgraduate education by attending graduate school, medical school, or law school. Some choose to go directly to positions with companies such as Dow Chemical and Merck, while others obtain business degrees (MBA). Among recent chemistry graduates 30% have gone to medical school, 40% to graduate school. Nearly all of the F&M Chemistry majors who apply to graduate school are accepted by at least one institution, and 94% of Chemistry majors who apply to medical school are accepted by at least one institution; many are accepted to all of the institutions to which they apply.
Students may elect to attend graduate school to pursue a degree in engineering, either after obtaining their B.A. in chemistry from F&M or as part of F&M's cooperative Engineering program. Information about pursuing an Engineering degree along with your F&M degree, visit the Student and Post-Graduate Development Office's "Engineering at F&M" webpage.
Many alumni are practicing physicians or chemists (either in industry or the academic world) but the job titles below reflect a wide variety of other career choices.
- Professor of Art Conservation (Winterthur Museum)
- Marketing Manager (Pfizer)
- Clean Chemistry Team Leader (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
- Associate Editor (American Chemical Society)
- Research Space Scientist (NASA)
- Counsel, Intellectual Property (National Starch & Chemical Co.)
- College President
- Reference and Systems Librarian
- Forensic Scientist
OSPGD F&M Employment Data by Major
Explore the Past. Challenge the Present. Inspire the Future.
One of this academic year’s F&M theme is “Change the Game: Explore the Past, Challenge the Present, Inspire the Future,” which celebrates several F&M milestones including the 50th anniversary of coeducation. The Chemistry department would like to contribute by Exploring the Past – highlighting several of our outstanding female alumnae and sharing how we Challenge the Present and Inspire the Future students with our current female professors.
Visit our Change the Game webpage to view our outstanding alumnae... with more to come.
Congratulations 2020 Graduates!
Scientific American's "2015 Top 10 World Changing Ideas" included research led by Dr. Charles Lieber (F&M '81) at Harvard University: "Injectable Probes Could Transform Brain Monitoring"Read More
Chemistry major Danielle Roth '14 spent the summer of 2013 doing public health work in South African townships using funding from her Alice Drum Summer Research Award in Women's & Gender Studies.Read More
Dr. Ian Paul uses the online "Newborn Weight Tool" in the newborn nursery at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital. Read the entire LNP article at...Read More