ACADEMICS

  • Map Your Path to a Rewarding Career
    in Chemistry

    One of Massachusetts’ largest metropolitan areas, Worcester is a renowned hub of scientific research and innovation. At Worcester State, we work with local organizations that offer internships during which you can apply your classroom and laboratory training. These challenging real-world opportunities will help you sharpen your skills and gain valuable professional experience and contacts. These real-world opportunities are why 83% of respondents to a survey of 2015 graduates said that they either agree or strongly agree that their academic program prepared them for employment.

     Sample Internship Sites
    • FLEXcon
    • Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry
    • Malvern Instruments
    • Waters Corporation
    • Dow Chemical Company 

    Whether you choose to enter graduate school or the workforce after graduation, you’ll have the knowledge and practical experience you need to succeed. In fact, 91% of 2015 graduates who responded to the survey reported that they are employed, enrolled in graduate school, or both.Our graduates have gone on to advanced study in fields like dentistry, medicine, and pharmacy. Other alumni pursue careers in chemistry, biotechnology, and environmental science. A bachelor’s degree in chemistry enables you to earn a median annual salary that ranges from:

    Sample Graduate Schools
    • Northeastern University
    • Simmons College
    • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
    • University of Wisconsin
    • University of Southern California
    • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    • Worcester State University
    Sample Careers
    • Chemist
    • Doctor
    • Lab technician
    • Nurse practitioner
    • Occupational therapist
    • Optometrist
    • Pharmacist
    • Physical therapist
    • Physician’s assistant
    • Quality control technician/analyst
    • Research associate
    • Research scientist
    • Teacher