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 Career Paths in Chemistry

  • Environmental Scientist
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Research Scientist
  • FBI / CIA
  • Pilot
  • Lawyer
  • Military Officer
  • Teacher
  • Nuclear Power Expert
  • Executive

Limited only by imagination.

Chemistry ClassPre-med/Pre-Health:  Chemistry is a perfect choice and our Concentration in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology will ensure you are prepared for advanced studies in medicine, dentistry, ophthalmology, and a wide array of health fields.

FBI/CIA:  The Chemistry degree coupled with a minor in International Studies or Science and Security will give you technical scientific training along with a well-developed understanding of national and international policy.

Pilot/Nuclear Officer/Intelligence:  Our Armed Forces need officers with significant “brain training.” A degree from VMI Chemistry will make you fit for choice career slots!

Chemical Engineering/Environmental Scientist: A degree from VMI Chemistry will prepare you to enter a Chemical/Environmental company right out of college, or enable you to pursue an advanced degree. Contact VMI Chemistry ( for specifics regarding a M.S. in Chemical or Environmental Engineering.

Materials Science:  Nanotechnology, Liquid Crystals, or Polymers spark your interest? While at VMI Chemistry you’ll learn the basics and have a chance to conduct original research in Materials Science propelling you into this fascinating field.

Chemistry or Biochemistry:  Our graduates routinely go on to earn advanced degrees in Chemistry or Biochemistry from the best schools and enjoy employment at National Labs, Chemical companies, or as Professors.