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   The Chemistry Major: The undergraduate curriculum in chemistry is designed to provide instruction in each of the major areas of chemistry. It provides excellent training for those who intend to go to graduate school or professional schools of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, law, and pharmacy, and for those seeking employment in the vast chemical research industry of New Jersey. The degrees offered by the chemistry department are accredited by the American Chemical Society.

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   Please click on the tabs below to see a list of sample occupations possible with an Chemistry degree and a list employers who have hired Rutgers-Newark Students with a degree in Chemistry.

  • Sample Occupations
  • Employers who have Hired R-N Graduates

Sample Occupations

  • Quality Control Manager
  • FDA Inspector
  • Hydrologist
  • Entomologist
  • Specification Writer
  • EPA Inspector
  • Patent Agent
  • Medical Technologist
  • Environmental Health Specialist
  • Teacher, Science/Math
  • Extension Agent
  • Psychiatrist
  • Radiologist
  • Water/Wastewater Plant Occupational Safety Specialist
  • Science Laboratory Chemist
  • Science Laboratory Technician
  • Veterinarian
  • Systems Analyst
  • Oceanographer
  • Metallurgist
  • Food Scientist/Technologist
  • Dentist
  • Biochemist/Molecular Biologist Physician
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Agricultural Scientist
  • Toxicologist
  • Perfumer
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Product Tester
  • Color Development Chemist
  • Forensic Chemist
  • Technician
  • Purchasing Agent/Buyer
  • Assayer
  • Editor
  • Water Purification Chemist
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Crime Lab Analyst
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Plastics Engineer
  • Fire Protection Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Brewery Laboratory Assistant
  • Hydro-geologist
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Geologist
  • Materials Scientist/Engineer
  • Optometrist
  • Technical Writer/Communicator
  • Micro-Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Public Relations Specialist

Employers Who Have Hired R-N Graduates

  • Nature Conservancy, New Jersey Chapter
  • Center for Pediatric Research
  • National Starch & Chemical Co.
  • Lucent Technologies
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Newark Museum
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • NASA
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Staten Island Zoological Society
  • Pfizer
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