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Careers in Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Careers in Chemistry

    The record of Capital’s chemistry graduates is outstanding. More than 100 graduates have earned their doctorates in chemistry, while another 75 have completed work at the master’s level.

    Today, professional chemists at such corporations as Dow Chemical, Monsanto, Upjohn, Armco Steel, Eli Lilly, Proctor and Gamble, and Arco Oil claim Capital University as their alma mater. Nearly half of Capital’s chemistry alumni who have earned their doctorates are involved in graduate-level teaching at such schools as Duke, Penn State, University of Minnesota, Case Western Reserve, Temple, University of California, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and Justus Leibigs University in Giessen, Germany. Others are in research positions at government labs: Argonne National Labs, U.S.D.A., U.S. Geological Survey and the National Eye Institute. A number of chemistry graduates have continued on to medical school and are associated with institutions such as the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins and Washington University in St. Louis. Still others are pursuing teaching careers in secondary education.

    Careers Using Biotechnology

    The current U.S. biotechnology workforce is 200,000 strong and is expected to grow 12%-17% each year for the next five years. Even conservative estimates show that, by 2012, the number of biotechnology jobs will have doubled.
    As a biochemistry major, you can choose from a variety of different fields, including:

    • Biotechnology
    • Toxicology
    • Biomedical engineering
    • Pharmacology
    • Plant pathology

    You can also use your degree as a foundation for graduate studies in biomedical science, biochemistry or molecular biology.
    To learn more about biochemistry career paths and job prospects, read this in-depth brochure published by the ASCMB.
    Capital biochemistry alumni are making names for themselves, both in graduate school and in the workplace. Here's what some of them are doing now:

    • Studying in the M.D./Ph.D. program at the University of Kentucky
    • Learning veterinary medicine at The Ohio State University
    • Studying pharmacology at the graduate level at Wake Forest University
    • Working as a chemist at Battelle
    • Working as a lab manager at Capital University