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 

UWF ACS Scholars tie for 2nd place Nationally

The American Chemistry Society (ACS) Scholars Program provides scholarships for underrepresented minority students pursuing a career in chemistry. This year, UWF tied with Stanford for 2nd highest number of ACS Scholars (8) just behind MIT with 15 students. UWF students have received over $75,000 in renewable, scholarship funds since 2011.

Chemistry Students Talk about Research

In two recent interviews, UWF chemistry majors speak about the impact of undergraduate research on their academic careers. Links to these news stories: ( (