A degree in chemistry from Houghton College provides opportunities for a variety of fulfilling careers, as demonstrated by the lists below. In a recent survey of Houghton chemistry graduates, 100 percent of respondents reported being employed in their field or attending a graduate program within one year of graduation from college.

Since the year 2000, about three quarters of the Houghton College chemistry majors have chosen to continue their education in graduate school or medical school, and the remaining quarter have opted to pursue immediate employment.

What they’re doing

  • Analytical chemist
  • Biochemist
  • Business leader
  • College and university professor
  • Forensic chemist
  • High school science teacher
  • Linguist
  • Medical doctor
  • Medicinal chemist
  • Nutritional chemist
  • Missionary
  • Optometrist
  • Pharmaceutical chemist
  • Podiatrist
  • Polymer chemist
  • Process chemist
  • Quality-control chemist
  • Science-company sales representative
  • Youth counselor

Grad Schools Attended

M.D. or Equivalent Health-Related Programs

  • Columbia – Ben Gurion Program
  • College of Podiatric Medicine, Temple University
  • Des Moines University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Midwestern University, Chicago
  • New York College of Optometry
  • Northeastern Ohio Universities’ College of Medicine
  • Syracuse University School of Medicine
  • Temple University School of Medicine
  • University at Buffalo School of Medicine
  • Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Ph.D. Programs

  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth 
  • Northwestern University
  • Penn State
  • Princeton University
  • University of Buffalo
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Wake Forest University

100 percent of chemistry and biochemistry majors responding to a recent survey reported being employed or in graduate school.