The immersive research focus of the chemistry department assists you in discovering your passion within the wide world of chemistry.

Organic or inorganic, biochemistry or geochemistry, any specialized area under the chemistry umbrella— all of these are available for study at Lawrence to set you up for advanced study or a career in your field of choice.

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has approved our chemistry program as one that provides comprehensive training paired with professional-level research experience to light the way to a career building on your chemistry education.

Lawrentians can go on to pursue careers in academic research, drug development, energy, engineering, secondary teaching, medicine, forensic science, veterinary medicine, dentistry, law, business, oceanography, and public service.

They can also earn advanced degrees in chemistry, chemical engineering, chemical biology, food science, geochemistry, finance, law, medicine, neuroscience, law, management, and business.

Educational Outcomes

Recent Chemistry graduates have gone on to pursue graduate and professional school programs that include:

  • University of Wisconsin - Madison, Chemistry, Ph.D.
  • Northwestern University, Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences Graduate Program, Ph.D.
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill - Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Pharmacy School, Pharm.D.
  • University of Texas at Austin, Chemistry, Ph.D.
  • University of California - Berkeley, Physical Chemistry, Ph.D.

Employment Outcomes

Recent Chemistry graduates have pursued full-time employment in roles that include:

  • Associate Production Scientist, MilliporeSigma
  • Sports Science Fellow, Seattle Mariners
  • Chemist, Canaveral Laboratories
  • Research Assistant, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Quality Control Lab Technician, Sun Chemical Corp
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