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What Can You Do With A Major In Chemistry?

Chemistry deals with research and knowledge about chemicals, either artificial or toxic substances, or ones composed in physical things. They have developed new synthetic fibers, paints, adhesives, drugs, cosmetics, electronic components, lubricants, and many other products. Advances in medicine, agriculture, food processing, and other areas have been influenced by the research on the chemistry of living things. Many chemists work in research, in either basic or applied, development, or in investigation of laws that govern the combination of elements. Basic research investigates the properties, composition, and structure of matter, and applied research creates new products or improves old ones.


Chemistry Program


Biochemistry, B.S.

General Chemistry, B.S.

Materials Chemistry, B.S.

Pre-Medical Professions, B.S.

Career Paths

Agricultural Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry


Chemical Engineering



Environmental Analysis

Food Science


Inorganic Chemistry

Materials Science

Organic Chemistry


Physical Chemistry

Polymer Chemistry

Job Titles

Agricultural Engineer

Chemical Engineer

Clarifying Plant Operator

Color Development Chemist

Crime Lab Analyst

Environmental Health Specialist

High School Teacher

Occupational Safety Specialist

Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

Plastics Engineer

Product Developer

Product Tester

Research Associate

Science Lab Technician


Wastewater Treatment Chemist

Water Purification Chemist

Employers/Work Settings

Agricultural Products Companies

Cosmetic Companies

Drug Stores

Environmental Engineering Firms

Federal Drug Administration

Food Manufacturers

Government Agencies

National Institute of Health

Natural Resources Organizations

Packaging Companies

Pharmaceutical Companies

Plastic Manufacturers

Research Laboratories

Textile Companies


Waste Treatment Facilities

Water Processing Plant

Professional Associations

Job Search Information

Graduate Schools

Applying To Graduate and Professional Schools

Link To UNF Academic Program

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Florida offers a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.