Choose Chemistry


In general, chemists at all levels enjoy a wide array of employment opportunities, not to mention a very high national employment rate. Graduates from the chemistry department have many opportunities for both employment and advanced education. Please contact the chemistry department for specific details about each career path. 

Potential Careers include...

  • Industrial (Chemicals, Instrumentation)
    • Sales, Customer Support
    • Research & Development
      • Biotechnology
      • Chemistry
      • Materials Science
    • Legal (Patent, Product Liability Issues
  • Secondary Teaching & Higher Education
  • Public Policy & Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Dental
  • Forensic Science
  • Medical - MD's, Physicians' Assistant
  • Pharmacy
  • Veterinary Medicine

Please see our Careers in Chemistry page for more information on Career Choices 

Chemistry Students at UWF Recognized by National Scholarship

Three students from the University of West Florida’s (UWF) Department of Chemistry were recently recognized by the American Chemistry Society (ACS) Scholars Program. For the 2012-13 academic year, the ACS Scholars Program awarded renewable scholarships to approximately 120 underrepresented minority students across the country who are interested in pursuing a career in chemistry or a chemistry related field. Each recipient receives a renewable scholarship of up to $5,000 per year, and will be provided with mentoring and networking opportunities for securing the skills and credentials needed for success. UWF students Tia Jarvis, Alexander Vega and Tashiema Wilson were awarded scholarships totaling $8,000 for the 2012-13 academic year.

Chemistry Department Alumni Summer Symposium

The Chemistry Department will host an Alumni Summer Symposium on August 7, 2014 in the UWF Conference Center from 12-6 pm. The event will feature research from current UWF students and department alumni. For detailed information on presenters and presentations visit the department seminar page. If you wish to attend the noon lunch, please RSVP to by August 4, 2014.