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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
    • Pharmacy
    • Medicine
  • 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 Roberts Wesleyan College 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