Where will this take me?


    Career outcomes

    After completing this major you might pursue a career in the laboratory as a chemist, engineer or scientist, or perhaps go into science writing, or an advisory role in fields such as environmental consultancies, marketing and sales, and information technology. You could become a patent agent in law or government specialising in pharmaceutical patenting, or maybe take on academia and scientific research.

    Graduate degree pathways from this major

    Graduate Research

    Completing the Chemistry major means you are well placed for further study in honours and graduate research in a range of science and technology areas. Research training preparation within the honours year, a postgraduate diploma or a masters degree will be required as preparation for graduate research.


    If you wish to continue professional studies at graduate level, this major leads to a range of graduate degree pathways:

    • Science and technology-focused graduate study in degrees including biotechnology, environmental systems, informatics and nanotechnology
    • Graduate degree pathways that will prepare you for a wide range of professions including engineering, law, teaching, medicine and other health sciences
    • Further graduate study to develop your skills outside of science and technology in areas such as humanities, business, government.

    James Ha, Bachelor of Science student Chemistry major

    James Ha, Bachelor of Science student, major in Chemistry