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Career Paths of KU Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduates

We are proud of the accomplishments of our chemistry and biochemistry graduates. About 75% of our graduates decide to pursue employment in industrial fields while others pursue advanced studies in a variety of graduate schools. Below is a sample of where our students have started their careers in industry, or have pursued graduate school.

Industrial Employment

Janssen Pharmaceuticals
GlaxoSmithKline
Agilent Technologies
Connective Tissue Gene Testing
Merck
Chromatan
Pfizer
Piramal Healthcare, U.S.A.
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
Tiger Optics
Fuji Films
A&M Stabtest in Mainz, Germany
Lancaster Labs
AkzoNobel Powder Coatings
Nestle Water
Metrics, Inc.
East Penn Manufacturing
Teva Pharmaceuticals
Suburban Water Testing
Colorcon
Arrow International
Pecora Corporation
Quaker Chemical
Bristol Meyers Squibb
Sanofi
Ashland, Inc.
Wyeth
Johnson & Johnson
OraPharma
Occidental Chemical Corporation
Applied Separations Inc.
Integra LifeSciences


Graduate School in Chemistry and Biochemistry

Lehigh University
Clemson University
The Johns Hopkins University
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
University of Texas - Austin
University of Rochester
The Ohio State University
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Brandeis University
Emory University
University of Colorado - Boulder
University of California - Riverside
University of Michigan
State University of New York at Buffalo
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Washington State University
Temple University
Ohio University

Employment and Graduate School Resources

KU Career Development Center
ACS Directory of Graduate Research
Peterson's Guide to Graduate Programs
Association of American Medical Colleges
Associacion of American Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
ScienceCareers from the Journal Science

Note for graduate schools: most doctoral (Ph.D.) programs in the chemical and biological sciences pay full tuition plus stipends for living expenses.

Note for medical/health professional schools: the KU Preprofessional Health Careers Committee provides information and support for preparing for and applying to programs.
Contact Dr. Matthew Stone or Dr. Dan Aruscavage