A degree in chemistry may be an asset in many careers. The Department of Chemistry at Hofstra University prepares students for graduate school and careers in a variety of fields, including education, forensic science, law, medicine, nutrition, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, and research.
Although graduates with a BA or a BS in chemistry are qualified to enter the workforce, some careers require a master's or a doctoral degree. If your eventual goal is to become a physician, a scientist or to work in higher education, graduate work needs to be part of your plan.
In a survey of recent graduates, alumni reported finding jobs as:
- Science Educator at Dobbs Ferry High School (NY)
- Educator at Freedom Academy Charter School (NJ)
- Research Scientist at Merck (NJ)
Other positions Hofstra chemistry alumni hold:
- Analytical Chemist, L’Oreal
- Chemist, CSS Dynamac
- Chief Resident in Anesthesiology, Mount Sinai Medical Center
- Doctor, Emergency Medicine, North Shore-LIJ University Hospital
- Graduate Research Assistant
- Patent Lawyer
- Pharmacy Assistant
- Post-Doctoral Fellow, Wistar Institute
- Post-Doctoral Research Associate at The Scripps Research Institute
- Research Assistant
According to a survey of alumni from 2002-2012, approximately 30 percent of our chemistry alumni continued their studies in graduate school. Some examples of the prestigious institutions they entered include:
- Georgetown University
- Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
- John Jay College
- New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
- New York Medical College
- St. John’s University
- Stony Brook University
- Syracuse University
- University of Connecticut
- University of St. Joseph School of Pharmacy
- Watson School of Biological Sciences at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
- Western Connecticut State University
Hofstra alumni who graduated in 2011-12 with a degree in the natural sciences or mathematics reported an annual average income of $41,685, according to those who responded to a survey.
*All data must meet a test of data integrity. The average salary and placement data reported is determined by the level at which data may be deemed reliable (University wide, school, division or department) To see the alumni outcome reports in its entirety, and all available data, go to the institutional research page.