Chemistry and Biochemistry - Career Pathways

Science Center - Chemistry and Biochemistry

What are Chemistry and Biochemistry?

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry combines rigorous classwork with practical, hands-on experiences to prepare students for careers and professional programs in fields including chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, medicine, and education.

Academic Programs

What Can I Do with a Chemistry/Biochemistry Degree?

A degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry qualifies students for a variety of science-related careers. Many students pursue for graduate school, medical school or careers in biomedical research. The Chemistry and Biochemistry majors foster research and critical thinking skills, preparing students to present at conferences or publish in journals. The Chemistry Adolescence Education program prepares students to teach chemistry in secondary schools.

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Career Outlooks

To explore specific job outlooks, use MyNextMove, the Occupational Outlook Handbook, and MyPlan. Each offers unique insight about the personalities, skills, knowledge, technology, abilities, and educational requirements compatible with a job.

For a more personal approach, use resources like Candid Careers and Glassdoor. Candid Careers hosts thousands of interviews with industry professionals. Glassdoor provides numerous employee reviews from various companies. Both provide great insight into the industry and daily life of a particular career.

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Sample Job Titles

Forensic Science Technician
High School Teacher
Laboratory Technician
Natural Sciences Manager
Registered Nurse

Biological Technician
Clinical Laboratory Technician
Medical Scientist
Technical Writer

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Internships and Applied Learning Opportunities  Use FREDNetwork to find professional jobs, internships, student employment and summer job opportunities

Internships provide real-world, hands-on experiences that help students explore career choices, develop skills, and build resumes.

You can use FREDNetwork, the CDO’s job and internship database, to find internship (and employment) opportunities! Schedule an appointment with a CDO career counselor for more information and advice.

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Student organizations and clubs provide venues to make connections and build strong networks. Depending on personal interests and career goals, students may join clubs such as the Chemistry Club, and Health Professions Club.

Networks continue to grow through digital groups such as LinkedIn. The CDO’s professional mentoring program, Fredonia Career Connection, is also a great place to find a mentor!

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Professional Associations




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Get Connected

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What’s Next?

Not sure about your future? Schedule an appointment
The CDO is here to help you explore opportunities!
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Gregory Hall, 2nd floor
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3327
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