Chemistry is the scientific study of matter, its properties, and interactions with other matter and with energy. In basic research, chemists investigate properties, composition, and structure of matter and the laws that govern the combination of elements and reactions of substances. In applied research and development, they create new products and processes or improve existing ones.

 

Academic Program Description

Major Course Descriptions

 

 

 

 

Related Major Skills

 

Developing theories Observation and decision making Science and math ability
Work independently and in groups Conduct research Technological skills
Perseverance Oral and written communication Attending to data
Remain objective Analytical skills Curiosity
Follow through skills Utilizing formulas Process data
Perform experiments

 

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Sample Career Titles

 

Entry Level

Agricultural Scientist Product Tester Cytotechnologist
Clarifying Plant Operator Occupational Safety Spec. Hospital Administrator
Assayer Quality Assurance Manager Environmental Health Spec.
College Professor Perfumer Hydrologist Risk Manager
Biochemist Color Development Chemist Fire Protection
Industrial Hygienist Engineer Pharmaceutical Sales Rep. Science Lab Technician
Brewer Crime Lab Analyst Lab Assistant
Molecular Biologist Food Scientist Technician Soil Scientist
Physician System Analyst Cepalometric Analyst
Tissue Technologist Forensic Chemist Toxicologist
Underwater Technician Chemical Oceanographer Vector Control
Genetic Counselor Assistant Veterinarian Plastics Engineer
Water Purification Chemist Chemistry Technologist Yeast Culture Developer
High School Teacher

 

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Additional Education/Experience

Anesthesiologist Museum Curator Coop Extension Agent
Medical Technologist Clinical Specialist Metallurgist Optometrist
Computer Software Engineer Nurse Environmental Engineer
Occupational Health Spec. Dentist Product Development
Entomologist Patent Agent General Surgery Resident
Pharmacist EPA Inspector Scientific Photographer
FDA Inspector Psychiatrist Lawyer
Radiologist Hydrogeologist Water Scientist
Industrial Buyer Senior Report Writer Specification Writer

 

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Sample Work Settings

 

Agencies/Departments Aerospace & Components Firms Airlines
Agricultural/Conservation Organizations Atomic Energy Firms Beverage Processing Companies
Drug, Chemical, & Pharmaceutical Companies Educational Institutions Electronics & Instruments Stores
Electric Light & Power Services Engineering Firms Leather Products
Environmental Protection Agency Equipment Companies: Automotive, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical, Photographic Food Processing Companies
Forestry Centers Fuels & Fuel Dealerships Furniture Companies
Glass Production Companies Hospitals

 

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FAU Student Organizations

 

  • Pre-Dental Society
  • Pre-Professional Club
  • American Medical Student Association
  • American Pharmacy Student Association
  • Chemistry Club

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Professional Associations

 

 

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Job and Internship Links

 

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Where to Learn More

 

General Occupational Information

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Career Planning Websites

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Sample Library Resources

These Resources can be found at the CDC Career Resource Library and/or FAU's Wimberley Library.

  • American Almanac of Jobs and Salaries
  • Biochemist Occupational File
  • Careers in High Tech
  • Careers in Science
  • Career Opportunities in Science
  • Chemist Occupational File
  • College Majors & Careers
  • Geneticists Occupational File
  • Opportunities in Animal & Pet Care Careers
  • Opportunities in Chemistry Careers
  • Opportunities in High Tech Careers
  • Opportunities in Nutrition Careers
  • Opportunities in Pharmacy Careers
  • Physical Sciences Career Directory
  • VGM'S Careers Encyclopedia

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Informational Sample Websites

 

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