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The Rizzo Career Center


Overview of Major 
What Can I Do With This Major?
Potential Job Titles 
Examples of Internship Sites & Potential Employers
Learn from Alumni
Additional Web Resources

 Overview of Major

The chemistry major exposes students to the five major areas of chemistry: analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry. After graduation many chemistry graduates pursue more specialized study in one of these five areas or in pharmacy, forensic chemistry, pharmacology, dentistry or medicine. Some graduates begin their professional career working in healthcare, hospitals, government, and in education.


What can I do with this major?

Learn more about career options in your field by clicking below to learn about different focus areas, typical employers, and strategies to get started. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page for links to Professional Associations, industry job search tools, and resources for additional insight.

Use O*Net for additional career research and to explore the tasks and activities typical in various careers. Browsing through job postings on Handshake (and other sites) while you are still making a career decision can provide insight into the industry; taking note of required qualifications lets you know what skills and experiences to seek out during your time at Loyola.

Potential Job Titles

  • Pharmacist
  • Doctor
  • Junior Quality Control Manager
  • Chemist
  • Research & Development Technician
  • Chemistry Teacher/Professor
  • Technical Writer
  • Process Development Chemist
  • Junior Toxicologist
  • Biochemist
  • Safety Inspector
  • Forensic Science Technician
  • FBI Special Agent
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Staff Scientist
  • Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representative
  • Health Lobbyist
  • Genetics Lab Technician

Examples of Internship Sites & Potential Employers

  • Dow Chemical
  • Waste Management of New Jersey
  • National Institutes of Health
  • U.S. Army Research Laboratory
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • National Science Foundation
  • Food & Drug Administration
  • Baltimore County Police Department
  • Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
  • University of Maryland Hospital
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Loyola University Maryland
  • Medimmune Inc.
  • Baltimore City Health Department
  • Wallie Howard Jr. Center for Forensic Sciences

Learn from Alumni

Join Loyola Connect, an online networking platform just for the Loyola community, to search for alumni by major, industry, location, and more. Get advice and insight from those who have been in your shoes. You can also explore profiles of Loyola students and alumni on LinkedIn. Considering asking an alum for an Informational Interview to learn more about their career, employer, and industry trends.

Additional Web Resources


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