Chemistry | Towson University

What Can I Do With This Discipline/Major?

For helpful resources on your career opportunities, explore the “What Can I Do with
This Major” guides for
chemistry, environmental studies / science and medicine.

Some common career titles for this major include: 

  • Agriculture and Food Science Technicians
  • Agricultural and Food Scientists
  • Biochemist and Biophysicists
  • Chemical Technician
  • Chemists and Material Scientists
  • Dietitian and Nutritionist
  • Environmental Scientist and Specialist
  • Forensic Scientist Technicians
  • Geoscientists
  • High School Teacher
  • Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians
  • Post-Secondary Teacher
  • Quality Control Inspector
  • Technical Writer

Other Job Titles:

  • Agricultural Chemist
  • Cereal Chemist
  • Computational Chemist
  • Consumer Safety Officer
  • Food Chemist
  • Materials Chemist
  • Organic Chemist
  • Patent Agent
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Polymer Chemist
  • Soil Chemist
  • Toxicologist
  • Water Chemist

For additional career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook
for hundreds of occupations, visit the
Occupational Outlook Handbook.


Internships and Research Opportunities

Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will
allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well
introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources. For more information,
email Dr. David Larkin
, general chemistry department internship coordinator or Professor Mark Profili (forensic chemistry).

Careers and Jobs

The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making
use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields
you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s
Tiger Mentor Network) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.

Sample Resumes and Interview Questions

For major specific resume samples, we encourage you to look at the Sample Chemistry Resume (PDF) in addition to our Sample Resume Database.

Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview,
you’ll also want to review common interview questions (PDF) asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally,
and visit the interview skills section of the Career Center’s website. You can practice your interview skills online
via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

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