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What can I do with this major?

Related Career Titles
Search for potential careers/jobs with these position titles


  • Physician
  • Dentist
  • Optometrist
  • Veterinarian

Allied Health

  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Pharmacist
  • Medical Lab Technician


  • Chemistry Teacher 9-12
  • College Professor
  • Research Scientist
  • Museum/Parks Educator



  • Environmental Chemist
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Toxicology Specialist
  • Water Chemist


  • National Health (FDA, CDC, USDA, NIH)
  • Public Health
  • Law Enforcement Forensics Specialist


  • Clinical Lab Technologist
  • Applied Research & Development
  • Marine Chemist



  • Chemical Health & Safety
  • Chemical Technology Food Safety Expert
  • Drug Testing/Quality Control
  • Chemical Analyst


  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Formulation Chemistry
  • Process Chemistry
  • Zymurgy (Beer/Winemaking)
  • Technical Communication


  • Technical sales and marketing (chemicals, food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, agriculture, biotechnology, petroleum, consumer products)


Professional Organizations
Affiliate yourself with groups to network and learn about the field:

  • American Medical Students Association, UHD group
  • Environmental Club, UHD group
  • Health Professions Organization, UHD group
  • American Chemical Society

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Graduate School Considerations *Programs not offered at UHD

  • Master of Science in Data Analytics
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Chemistry*
  • JDoctor of Dentistry*
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Master of Public Health*
  • Doctor of Medicine*
  • Doctor of Pharmacy*
  • Master of Science in Environmental Science*
  • Master of Science in Biochemistry*
  • Master of Science in Geoscience*
  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering*


Community Partnerships

Research local organizations offer field experiences to students pursuing a Chemistry degree.

  • Memorial Hermann
  • BP
  • Texas Children’s
  • UT Medical Branch
  • RiceTec
  • Houston Zoo
  • Houston Methodist Hospital
  • City of Houston, Health & Human Services
  • Houston Renewable Energy Group
  • MD Anderson
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Mad Science of Houston
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Bayou Land Conservancy
  • Koala Sports Medicine Center
  • Harris County Institute for Forensic Sciences


What is Chemistry?

The Bachelor of Science degree explores identification of the substances of which matter is composed; the investigation of their properties and the ways in which they interact, combine, and change; and the use of these processes to form new substances. Students develop scientific reasoning, acquire research and laboratory skills common to modern laboratories, and effectively communicate scientific information in writing and oral presentations.

  • Environmental Biosciences
  • ​Environmental Chemistry
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Industrial Chemistry