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Careers in Chemistry and Biochemistry

Careers in Chemistry and Biochemistry

What does Duquesne's Chemistry Program Offer Me?

  • A strong tradition of Excellence in Teaching
  • Nationally recognized faculty who are involved with students in classes and labs
  • Honors courses
  • Opportunities and encouragement to collaborate with faculty
  • Modern instrumentation and computer facilities
  • A broad range of courses which offer individual attention and small groups
  • Faculty mentoring
  • A national award-winning ACS Students Affiliates chapter
  • Solid preparation for professional schools, graduate schools, and the work force

What Happens to Duquesne Graduates?

Recent Chemistry and Biochemistry graduates from Duquesne University have been offered positions with these employers:

  • Bayer Corporation
  • The Valspar Corporation
  • Proctor and Gamble
  • DuPont Chemical Company
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Boehringer-Ingelheim
  • Motorola
  • Hewlett Packard Company
  • Allegheny General Hospital
  • The Department of Energy
  • Pressure Chemical Corporation
  • Lancaster Chemical Company
  • Duquesne University
  • Mount Lebanon Public School System
  • The United States Air Force

Recent Duquesne graduates have been accepted at these postgraduate degree programs:

  • Vanderbilt university
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical School
  • Georgetown University
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Michigan
  • Emory University
  • University of Alabama, Birmingham
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Pennsylvania College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Temple University Medical School
  • University of Cincinnati Medical School

What Is the Job Market for Me?

According to Chemical and Engineering News, the job market for graduating chemists is the best it as been in almost 10 years.

More students then ever with bachelor's degrees are choosing employment and being hired. There are many new nontraditional niches opening in government, industry, and academia. These include such areas as intellectual property law, licensing, environmental management and public policy. In addition, the demand for educators is expected to reach a new high in the next five years.