The most common next steps for chemistry graduates include graduate study in chemistry or a related field, professional school in a health-related field such as medicine or dentistry, employment in a business related to chemistry (such as an pharmaceutical company or environmental analysis firm), or teaching chemistry in a high school. Chemistry graduates can also pursue careers in patent law, technical writing, or sales of chemical products.
Here is a sampling of career information on Le Moyne alumni who majored in Chemistry.
- Analytical Chemist, McNeil Pharmaceutical
- Associate Research Chemist, Phytesa
- Associate Research Scientist, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
- Chemist, USA Walter Reed Hospital
- Emission Specialist, Schenectady International
- Engineer, Eastman Kodak
- General Manager, Shiva Technologies West, Inc.
- Lab Technician, University of Rochester
- Manager, Bayer, Inc.
- Pharmacy Technician, Giant Food, Inc.
- Quality Control Supervisor, Roche Biomedical Labs, Inc.
- Scientist, Polaroid Corporation
Summer Research Opportunities
- General resources
- Selected chemistry-related REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) programs in upstate New York funded by the National Science Foundation
Graduate School Resources
The American Chemical Society publishes a directory of graduate research (DGR) in chemistry. Le Moyne's office of career services has graduate school resources. Graduate programs typically have relevant information about research, faculty, and application processes on line. For information on a given institution, google the institution and "chemistry" or follow links from the institution's front page.
See Financial Aid for more details.
- Walter R. G. Baker Scholarship Fund: Endowed through gifts from the Walter R. G. Baker Foundation administered by Chase Manhattan Bank and awarded to students in science, mathematics or computer science programs.
- Carroll A. Hennessey Scholarship: Endowed by a gift from Mr. Hennessey’s estate and awarded to students pursuing study in mathematics or science programs.
- James P. and Helen E. Murray Scholarship: Endowed by Ms. Suzanne H. Murray ’54 and awarded to students in biology, chemistry, mathematics or physics programs.