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Major

Chemistry

    Where will this take me?

    Overview

    After completing the Chemistry major in the Bachelor of Science, you’ll be well placed to move into the workforce, further study, or graduate research.

    Career outcomes

    With this major you might pursue a career as a chemist in a commercial laboratory or look to a career in research.

    Outside of the lab, you could look at jobs in marketing, sales, teaching, patent law or consulting within government or private enterprise. For those with an interest in communications, you could look at science publishing or communication.

    You can find our chemistry graduates in:

    • universities and other research organisations such as the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and the Florey Institute
    • biotech and pharma companies such as CSL
    • professional services firms such as Deloitte and Strategic Project Partners
    • publishers such as Wiley and Springer Nature.

    Further study

    You can complete an honours year in Chemistry as part of your Bachelor of Science, or you can immediately move into graduate studies.

    GRADUATE DEGREES

    If you wish to continue your studies at graduate level, this major is a great foundation for the Master of Science (Chemistry).

    Other graduate degrees you could consider are:

    Depending on the subjects you take in the Bachelor of Science, a range of other graduate degrees may be possible – in fields as diverse as science and technology, health sciences, teaching, law, business, humanities and more.

    GRADUATE RESEARCH

    If you complete an honours year or a masters course with a significant research component, you can go on to study a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), or another graduate research program.

    This will set you up for a rewarding career in research with a university, research institute, government or company.