Chemistry matters. It’s involved in nearly everything we do in every aspect of our lives: cooking, cleaning, clothing, cures, you name it. Majoring in chemistry opens you up to exciting careers in research and development, regulation and quality control, public health, environmental protection, education, forensics, manufacturing and business. Chemistry also is a major of choice for many students interested in pursuing a career in medicine. As a chemistry major at Wheaton, you’ll explore and experiment in small, close-knit classes and labs and have chances to collaborate with your professors on research projects.
- Chemistry Major - B.S. Major
- Chemistry Minor Minor
100% of Chemistry majors from the past five years have found employment or achieved a service opportunity within six months of graduation *
Sample First Jobs
Analytical Chemist & Microscopist, ZINK Imaging
Associate Organic Chemist, Nova Biomedical
Chemist, Colgate Palmolive
Clinical Research Coordinator, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Research Associate, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Sample Graduate Schools
New York Medical College
University of Maryland
University of North Carolina
University of Vermont
*outcomes data is based on a knowledge rate of 81% for the classes of 2014-2018
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