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.




100% of Chemistry majors from the past five years have found employment or achieved a service opportunity within six months of graduation *

Recent Graduates

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
  • Northeastern University
  • 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


Offered by the Chemistry department.