Chemistry is a fundamental science that has a wide application in all of the physical sciences, the biological sciences, and the social sciences. Chemistry and its applications are found in all aspects of our environment and society. The solutions to many of our current problems will be found using chemistry.
Today, the employment outlook for chemists is excellent and projections indicate it will be even better in the near future. Careers in government or private industry include:
Many other opportunities exist for chemists in agriculture, business, law, and in forensic laboratories. Graduate education in chemistry, chemical engineering, molecular or cell biology, environmental sciences, life sciences, and oceanography are some of the many opportunities open to chemistry graduates. Many chemistry graduates at UWRF go on directly to graduate school to earn advanced degrees; others enter employment in goverenment or industry; some arrend programs in medical or veterinary sciences or pharmacology; and come choose to enter the teaching field.