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What Can You Do With A Degree In Chemistry And Biochemistry?

CHEM_lrgYou can do just about anything with a degree in chemistry and biochemistry!

As part of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry are committed to mentoring students as they build the elemental skills that employers want: communications, analysis, problem-solving and resourcefulness.

Thirst-quenching Career

Brian Coombs (Chemistry, ’11) puts his science background to work brewing up barrel-aged beers.  
Jon Colligan

Putting the Peppermint in Peppermint Gum

Jon Colligan (Chemistry, ’08) has used his chemistry skills for industry consumer-products leaders like Wrigley and Colgate.

The Magic Touch

Jason Wilson (Chemistry, ’11) works with digital technology as a materials engineer with Microsoft.      

Here’s just a sampling of interesting jobs our recent alumni have landed:

– Research associate, Boston College

– Research coordinator, Johns Hopkins University

– Material engineer, Microsoft

– Corporate recruiter, West Coast Careers

– Research associate and chemist III, Oncothyreon, Inc.

– Analytical chemist, I.P. Callison & Sons

– Chemistry teacher, La Joya Community High School

– Research scientist, Bend Research, Inc.

– Pharmacist, Savon Pharmacy

– Process engineer, TruTag Technologies

– Chemist, Church and Dwight

– Lead platform engineer, Vistaprint Schweiz GmbH

– Editor, Eugene Magazine

– Lab assistant, Oregon Health Sciences University

– Software developer, University of Utah


Read more about the chemistry and biochemistry majors.

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