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Choosing a Chemistry/Biochemistry Degree

Pursuing a career in chemistry?

    Check out: American Chemical Society

 B.S. in chemistry opportunities include:

  • Industrial, government or military chemist
  • Consultant
  • Teacher (with proper certification)  
  • Research and Development  

Graduate degree in chemistry: 

  • Masters (MS)  
  • Doctorate (PhD)  

Graduate degree in education:

  • Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
  • Masters of Education (MEd)
  • Doctorate (PhD or EdD)  

Graduate degree in a related field:

  • Medicinal Chemistry  
  • Biomedical
  • Pharmacology  

Pursuing an alternate career?

  • Pharmaceutical Sales  
  • Consultant
  • Engineering, including chemical engineer  
  • Lawyer (such as a patent lawyer)  
  • Business professional or advanced degree
  • Politician or Lobbyist  
  • And many, many other options


Pursuing a Professional Degree?


 American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC, MCAT, AMCAS)

  Georgia Medical Schools:

      Medical College of Georgia

      Emory University

      Mercer University

      Morehouse School of Medicine

      Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)


American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (PharmCAS)

Georgia Pharmacy Schools:

      University of Georgia

      Mercer University

      South University

          Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)


  American Dental Educational Association (ADEA, AADSAS)

  American Dental Association (ADA, DAT)

  Georgia Dentistry School:

      Medical College of Georgia

Physician Assistant (PA):


  Georgia PA Schools:

      Medical College of Georgia

      Mercer University


  Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry

Anisesologist Assistant (AA):

  American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants

  Georgia AA Schools:

      Emory University

      South University

Which degree is right for me?

The ACS certified Bachelor’s degree provides concentrations in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical physics, secondary education certification or pre-engineering.  Alternatively students can pursue an Associate’s degree in chemistry or geology. Which one is right for you?


If you are interested in:


Then consider:

Chemistry industry or government               B.S. in Chemistry 
Chemistry graduate school   B.S. in Chemistry 
Chemistry Education   B.S. in Chemical Education or 
 B.S. in Chemistry then pursue a MAT degree 
Pre-medicine   B.S. in Chemistry with biology minor 
Pre-pharmacy   B.S. in Chemistry with biology minor 
Pre-physicians assistant   B.S. in Chemistry with biology minor 
Pre-dentistry   B.S. in Chemistry with biology minor 
Pre-optometry   B.S. in Chemistry with biology minor 
Any other health professional   B.S. in Chemistry with biology minor 
Pre-engineering/Dual Degree   B.S. in Chemistry/Engineering Dual Degree 
Forensics/Criminal Justice chemist               B.S. in Chemistry with forensics or CJ minor 

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