A degree in chemistry from King’s College is the gateway to a wide variety of careers. These range from “traditional” roles (such as analysis and synthesis), through interdisciplinary fields (e.g. materials, biochemistry) to “non-traditional” professions such as research and development, education, medicine, law, forensic science, technical writing, and pharmaceutical marketing. A few recent graduates and their initial job placements include: U.S. Patent Office, Merck Pharmaceuticals, Clean Harbors, Aerotek, Schott Glass Technologies, Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi-Aventis Group, AmeriCorps and numerous high school chemistry teachers.
Opportunities for Graduate Studies
Many careers in chemistry and related fields require advanced degrees. About half of our graduates eventually continue their education. Our graduates are very successful in being admitted into the best graduate schools (Half get accepted at the top 50 chemistry graduate programs in the country including Berkeley, Princeton, and Penn State as recent examples), and in winning financial support. In recent years, each of our graduates accepted to graduate school has earned an award which provides a salary in addition to all tuition and fees. Opportunities include M.S./Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, environmental science, forensic science, materials science, molecular biology, physiology, education, or business; doctor of medicine or dentistry, and law school. Each student who has chosen graduate school has received a graduate fellowship or assistantship. Their education has thus been free (they also each received a stipend). Several of our graduates have received scholarships to medical school, which is a great rarity.
Placements include: Princeton, MIT, Cornell, Berkeley, Syracuse, Penn State, Brown, Lehigh University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Colorado State, Ohio State, Johns Hopkins, Binghamton University, College of William and Mary, Seton Hall, Villanova, Georgetown, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Duke, Temple, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Rice, and the Universities of Southern California, Virginia, South Carolina, Delaware, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Scranton, Maryland, Colorado, Texas at Austin and Florida.