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Chemistry at Aquinas College

Careers in Chemistry

Quick Facts: Chemists and Materials Scientists
2019 Median Pay $78,790 per year 
$37.88 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Bachelor's degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2019 93,700
Job Outlook, 2019-29 5% (Faster than average)
Employment Change, 2019-29 4,300

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Aquinas College students pursuing chemistry majors and minors have forged successful careers in many areas including:

Chemistry majors enjoy nearly 100% employment after graduation. Approximately two-thirds of Aquinas chemistry graduates attend graduate school after leaving Aquinas. The remainder typically find jobs in the chemical industry or related fields within one year of graduation.


Internships and summer research programs for chemistry students are typically competitively paid positions, often including travel and housing allowances.

To explore careers and internships in Chemistry visit:

Graduate Schools

The AQ Chemistry Department has an excellent reputation in preparing students for graduate

schools such as:

  • North Carolina State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison

For more information about what you can do with this major see:

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