UGA Specific Information for Chemistry

Chemistry majors are trained to think both analytically and creatively to solve practical and research problems. Chemistry majors work all primary work sectors: non-profit, education and government, and industry, some proceed to law or medical degrees. Nearly 70 percent of chemists work in industry. Half of the chemists work with research. Bachelor’s degrees qualify for employment with the federal government in quality control and analytical positions, research and for the development of fuels and medicines.

"The Department of Chemistry strives for an ideal balance between knowledge creation and knowledge dissemination in the chemical sciences, with a focus on student training and education. Our mission is to train and mentor students as responsible scientists and scientifically literate professionals, involving them in all aspects of chemistry and the global chemical enterprise." --UGA Chemistry Dept. Mission Statement

Employers Hiring UGA Chemistry for the Class of 2016*

Alto Scientific | Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases | Contemporary Services Corporation | KEMRON Environmental Services, Inc. | United States Air Force | Winder Labs, LLC

Job Titles of UGA Chemistry Majors for the Class of 2016*

Lab Technician | Logistics Assistant | Manufacturing Trainee | Student Pilot

Graduate/Professional Schools Attended by UGA Chemistry Majors for the Class of 2016*

Augusta University | Emory University | George Washington University | Georgia Institute of Technology | North Carolina State University | The University of Chicago | The University of Georgia | The University of Pennsylvania

UGA Chemistry Career Outcomes for the Class of 2016*

** Includes Self-Employed

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring ..., Job Titles of ..., Career Outcomes for ..., and Graduate Schools Attended By ..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2016 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

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