What Can I Do With A Major In Chemistry?
is a physical science which deals with the transformation of substances and
various forms of matter. While physics also addresses the science of matter,
chemistry takes a more specialized approach, being more concerned with the
composition, behavior, structure, and properties of matter, as well as the
changes it undergoes during chemical reactions The chemistry major provides
training in all areas of modern chemistry including course work in the major disciplines
of chemistry - inorganic, organic, physical, biological and analytical. The
curriculum is designed to permit the student a wide range of career choices
including, but not limited to, chemistry, medicine, law, business, chemical
physics, environmental science, and secondary school teaching.
can be employed in manufacturing firms-mostly in the chemical manufacturing
industry, including firms that produce plastics and synthetic materials, drugs,
soaps and cleaners, paints, industrial organic chemicals, and other
miscellaneous chemical products. Chemists also work for state and local
governments, primarily in health and agriculture, and for federal agencies. Others
work for research and testing services, and educational institutions.
Visit CCSU’s Chemistry Department webpage here.
Sample of Related Occupations
For additional information on each occupation or any others you may be considering, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a nationally recognized source of career information, put together by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Professional Associations & Additional Career Information
American Academy of Forensic Science
American Chemical Society American
Institute of Biological Sciences
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry Online
Council for the Advancement of Science Writing
Explore Health Careers
The National Academies
Institute of Health Office of Science Education
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
Professional Science Masters
Science Jobs in the Federal
Sloan Foundation Careers in Science, Technology and
Society of Toxicology
Internships, Co-ops and Employment
Chemistry majors may find
experiential opportunities or employment in a number of areas depending on your
skills, abilities and experience. Career-related internships and co-op
placements are a great avenue to establishing yourself as a qualified candidate
for full-time, professional-level career opportunities after graduation.
The following list of employers and
job titles shows opportunitites where the employer was specifically looking for chemistry majors.
This list is meant to be a resource for further career-related investigation
and DOES NOT REFLECT current openings. To look for current openings,
please visit Central Connections, CCSU's online job, internship, and
co-op database, on the CACE website here.
Analytical Consulting Technology, Inc - Laboratory Technician Internship
Celebration Foods (Carvel) - Quality Assurance Technician
Central Area Health Education Center - Youth Health Service Corps and Health Careers Coordinator
Clean Water Action - Global Warming & Clean Energy Internship
CYTECH Industries - Analytical Chemist, Technical Service and & Development Chemist
G.E. Engineering - Environment, Health & Safety Co-op
Gerber Technology, Inc. - Chemistry Lab Technician Internship
Henkel Technologies/Loctite - Engineering Co-op
NASA - NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program
New Britain Health Department - Bioterrorism/Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Coordinator
Pharmalytica Services - Scientist - Bioanalytical Analysis, GMP or GLP Compliant Analytical Testing Scientist
Pratt Nature Center - Environmental Education Internship
Quest Diagnostics - Paramedical Sales Internship
Schreiber Foods - Production Team Advisor, Quality Assurance Team Advisor
Thor Specialties, Inc - Chemical Sales Representative
U.S. Department of Agriculture - Plant Protection Aid/Technician
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Research Assistant, Data Management/Analyst