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Students receiving undergraduate chemistry degrees from MSU traditionally perform very well in their post-baccalaureate positions. Recent graduates, for example, are currently emplyed as lab technicians in academic and industrial settings. Many of our students are also enrolled in graduate school or professional school (Dental and Medical). In the last 10 years, 6 of our majors have received the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.

There are a multitude of careers and areas in which job opportunities are available. Here is a list of a few:

Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • agricultural chemistry
  • consulting
  • organic chemistry
  • information science
  • analytical chemistry
  • consumer products
  • physical chemistry
  • computational chemistry
  • biochemistry
  • environmental chemistry
  • polymer chemistry
  • government, law, or medicine
  • biotechnology
  • food & flavor chemistry
  • pulp & paper chemistry
  • technical services
  • catalysis
  • forensic chemistry
  • research & development management
  • technology transfer
  • chemical education
  • geochemistry
  • science writing
  • primary school teaching
  • chemical engineering
  • hazardous waste management
  • textile chemistry
  • secondary school teaching
  • chemical information
  • inorganic chemistry
  • water chemistry
  • two-year college teaching
  • chemical sales & marketing
  • materials science
  • chemical technicians
  • four-year college teaching
  • chemical technology
  • medicinal chemistry
  • business or plant mgmt
  • university teaching
  • colloid & surface chemistry
  • oil & petroleum chemistry
  • business development