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Chemistry is Everywhere

From the lab to life—chemistry solves problems large and small.

Chemistry experts are in high demand across a broad range of industries. From cosmetics and material science to earth science, pharmaceuticals, food, and more, there are abundant opportunities for skilled professionals. Pursuing a career in chemistry not only allows you to contribute to diverse fields but also opens doors to a prosperous and rewarding future.

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On the Rise

Demand for forensic science technicians is projected to rise by 11% through 2030, U.S. Dept. of Labor.

High Salary

$102,270 median salary for biochemists nationally, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022


From paper to food to manufacturing, businesses across Northeast Wisconsin hire our graduates.

Career Options

Depending on which emphasis you choose, some careers might be better paths for you.

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General Chemistry
  • Brewer Lab Assistant
  • Food Scientist Technician
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Chemical Engineer
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ACS Chemistry
  • Physician
  • Product Tester
  • Lab Technician
  • Professor
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ACS Environmental Chemistry
  • Wastewater Treatment Chemist
  • Environmental Health Specialist
  • Fire Protection Engineer
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  • Biochemist
  • Forensic Chemist
  • Crime Lab Analyst
  • Pharmacist

Where recent graduates work.

Opportunities abound all over. Take a page from our graduates and see where they first landed.

  • Eurofins Food Integrity and Innovation
  • Green Bay Area Public School District
  • Harland Medical Systems
  • Midline Vision Clinics SC
  • MilliporeSigma
  • Nature's Way
  • N.E.W. Water
  • Pioneer Metal Finishing
  • Prevea Health
  • Winona Foods
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Take it to the Next Level

Thinking about going to graduate school?

A lot of our students go on to graduate study in chemistry, biochemistry, biomedical sciences and medicine. Follow a seamless path to your master’s degree through our Environmental Science and Policy or Nutrition and Integrated Health programs. Or pursue a different degree elsewhere. No matter what you choose, we’re here for you.

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Erin E. Stache, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University

Your Path to Success

Success in chemistry is possible for curious, hardworking students who persevere through challenges. Chemistry can be very challenging, but studying the subject affords profound opportunities and benefits. The skills learned can be applied to numerous occupations, not specifically academic or industrial research. Ask questions, try your best and take advantage of every opportunity."

Erin E. Stache '08
Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University

Learning Outcomes

Below is a list of skills you will have gained by the time you successfully complete this program.

  1. Knowledge of chemical analysis and instrumental analysis, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, atomic and molecular structure, thermodynamics, kinetics, quantum mechanics, spectroscopy and applications of chemistry to environmental, industrial and health issues.
  2. Synthesize and characterize, by chemical or physical means, both organic and inorganic compounds.
  3. Perform both qualitative and quantitative analysis by chemical and instrumental methods.
  4. Perform experiments to obtain fundamental thermodynamic and kinetic data on chemical systems.
  5. Operate scientific instruments that provide basic spectroscopic and electrochemical information and to interpret the data obtained.
  6. Perform separations of materials, including chromatographic techniques, with both manual and instrumental methods.
  7. Collect and analyze data using computerized methods.
  8. Write and present formal laboratory reports on the results of chemical experiments. This includes computation, error analysis and graphic data displays. This should include skills with computer based simulations and computational models.
  9. Design experiments to collect information on a specific chemical problem or process.
  10. Access the primary and secondary chemical literature as well as other chemical data sources by both written copy and computer database methods.
  11. Work safely and with confidence in a chemical laboratory.
Julie Wondergem

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As an accomplished researcher and professor, Julie Wondergem can help you explore what career path is right for you.

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