Student running an experiment in one of the deparment's labs. The Department of Chemistry takes your future career seriously.

Many of our students want to become chemists, which means graduate school and advanced degrees. Many others want to be doctors, optometrists, or pharmicists, or go into other health-related professions. If this is what you want to do, we'll help you get there.

But you don't have go to graduate school. You could also become a teacher, a forensic scientist, technical writer, scientific journalist or illustrator, scientific illustration, or a research assistant. You can even apply it to intellectual property/patent law. The possibilities are endless.

Start exploring those possibilities here at UAB. To talk about professional opportunities in chemistry, make an appointment with the chemistry academic advisor.

Career and Professional Development Services has job and internship listings, job fairs, resume builders, and many more resources for UAB students. We recommend that you take advantage of all that they to offer.

The American Chemical Society is a good source of information on careers in chemistry. Visit their careers site for even more information on what you can do with a chemistry degree. You can also visit the What Can I Do With This Major? site for a list of career possibilities.