Chemistry and Biochemistry Undergraduate Program

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Undergraduate Chemistry Programs at AU

What careers can you pursue with a degree in chemistry and biochemistry?

Chemistry is known as “The Central Science” because it is vitally important to other fields, such as biology, physics, materials science, engineering, geology, astronomy, medicine, and more. A degree in chemistry can open the door to a wide variety of career options, both traditional and non-traditional. You could work on research that has an impact around the world such as developing a cure for cancer, helping characterize compounds to fight the opioid crisis, adjusting enzymes to end red tides in our oceans, or paving the way to ground-breaking research to prevent diabetes.

View the curriculum for each major:

B.A. - Chemistry

B.S. - Chemistry

B.A. - Chemistry - Forensics Track

B.S. - Biochemistry

B.S. - Laboratory Science

B.S. - Medical Laboratory Sciences


Career Paths with a degree in chemistry and biochemistry: 

  • Chemist (Industry, Government)
  • Chemical Researcher (Industry)
  • Environmental Protection
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Laboratory Manager
  • Professor/Researcher (Academia)
  • Quality Assurance/Control
  • Toxicology
  • Cosmetics
  • Pharmacology
  • Flavorist
  • Materials Science
  • Cheminformatics
  • Chemist (Museums)
  • Dentist
  • Forensic Science
  • Medical Doctor
  • Patent Law
  • Pharmacist
  • Public Policy/Regulation
  • Molecular Gastronomist


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