Career Options

Quincy's Chemistry program prepares graduates for careers as chemists or in related areas, such as pharmaceutical sales. Students completing the program can continue their chemistry education at the graduate level in masters and Ph.D. programs The Chemistry program also prepares students for health-related fields such as dentistry, medicine, and veterinary medicine if pertinent biology courses are included in the program. Recent Chemistry graduates have posted a placement rate in graduate programs that consistently reaches or nears 100 percent. Here are some of the schools they have attended:
  • St. Louis University Medical School
  • Northwestern University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Baylor Medical School
  • University of Missouri (St. Louis) College of Optometry
  • Southern Illinois University (Edwardsville) School of Pharmacy
  • Iowa State University
  • Washington University (St. Louis)
Alumni hold such positions as:
  • Analytical Chemist, Analytical Service, Inc.
  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Allegheny College
  • Associate Pharmacologist, Abbott Laboratories
  • Research Chemist, Monsanto, Inc.

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