What can I do with a degree in chemistry?
- Attend graduate school (M.S. or Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, environmental science, or material science)
- Attend professional school programs
- Chemical Engineering
- Chemical Educator (e.g., high school teacher)
- Research and Development Technician (medicinal, pharmaceutical, polymer, material science, consumer product, etc.)
- Environmental Chemist
- Forensic Chemist
- Science Writer / Patent Law Writer
Why choose Chemistry at Roberts Wesleyan?
- Small class sizes that allow one on one interactions with faculty that are invested in your education
- Hands on experience with instruments and equipment begins your first year at RWC
- Research experiences with faculty members
- Integration of chemistry with your Christian faith
- Opportunities to work in the division
- Service and social opportunities with the Math/Science club, faculty, and students
What are some interesting courses I might take?
- Instrumental Analysis (CHM 304) is a course that introduces students to current instrumentation used in chemistry, biochemistry, and forensic science. Students get hands on experience operating a variety of chemical instruments and applying these techniques to case study investigations in chemical, environmental, and forensic science applications.
- Chemistry Seminar (CHM 460) explores career options, research, ethics, and writing in chemistry
- Undergraduate Research (CHM 498) allows the student to work alongside a faculty member in lab to investigate a cutting edge technique or problem in chemistry or biochemistry. Additionally, some students work with a faculty member to design lab investigations/techniques to be introduced to the chemical education community.
What are RWC graduates doing now?
- Research Assistant at Laboratory Testing Inc.
- Assistant professor of chemistry at Roberts Wesleyan College
- Research at Schering-Plough
- University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
- Graduate student at the University of Rochester
- Medical School Student at Lake Erie College of Medicine