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.
On the Rise
Demand for forensic science technicians is projected to rise by 11% through 2030, U.S. Dept. of Labor.
$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.
Depending on which emphasis you choose, some careers might be better paths for you.
- Brewer Lab Assistant
- Food Scientist Technician
- Genetic Counselor
- Chemical Engineer
- Product Tester
- Lab Technician
ACS Environmental Chemistry
- Wastewater Treatment Chemist
- Environmental Health Specialist
- Fire Protection Engineer
- Forensic Chemist
- Crime Lab Analyst
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
- Nature's Way
- N.E.W. Water
- Pioneer Metal Finishing
- Prevea Health
- Winona Foods
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.
From Education to Career
"Through Career Planning, I had the opportunity to shadow in Schreiber Foods’ R&D lab which ultimately led to a laboratory internship followed by a full-time position at the company. Sixteen years later I am still employed there, having established a state-of-the-art sensory science laboratory and now managing data for all the scientists at our headquarters in Green Bay."
Kait Rauen '08
R&D Data Scientist, Schreiber Foods
Below is a list of skills you will have gained by the time you successfully complete this program.
- 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.
- Synthesize and characterize, by chemical or physical means, both organic and inorganic compounds.
- Perform both qualitative and quantitative analysis by chemical and instrumental methods.
- Perform experiments to obtain fundamental thermodynamic and kinetic data on chemical systems.
- Operate scientific instruments that provide basic spectroscopic and electrochemical information and to interpret the data obtained.
- Perform separations of materials, including chromatographic techniques, with both manual and instrumental methods.
- Collect and analyze data using computerized methods.
- 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.
- Design experiments to collect information on a specific chemical problem or process.
- Access the primary and secondary chemical literature as well as other chemical data sources by both written copy and computer database methods.
- Work safely and with confidence in a chemical laboratory.