Chemistry and Biochemistry Alumni Success

What Chemistry Graduates Do After Colgate 

Graduate School

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Students who earn a degree in chemistry or biochemistry at Colgate are prepared to compete for admission to leading graduate programs worldwide. Schools at which alumni have matriculated include: 

  • Boston University
  • Brown University
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Cornell University
  • Harvard University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Northwestern University
  • Stanford University
  • Temple University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Yale University

Health Sciences

Chemistry and biochemistry are essential for many careers in the health sciences. Majors in both disciplines often enroll in medical or dental school after graduating from Colgate and have been accepted at such schools as: 

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Duke University School of Medicine
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
  • McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • The Robert Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • University of Michigan Medical School
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
  • University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Washington University School of Medicine

Careers Across Industries

Chemistry and biochemistry alumni pursue various careers outside academia or the health sciences. The following list of professions gives an idea of some of the many paths that our graduates have followed after leaving Colgate:

  • analyst at BlackRock
  • associate at Advantage Capital
  • associate scientist at Pfizer
  • associate trader at Broad Reach Power
  • attorney with the US Department of Energy
  • business analyst with The Wicks Group of Companies, LLC
  • chief data science officer and global head, strategy and operations, R&D at The Janssen   Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson
  • field scientist for Euro Exploration Services in Australia
  • laboratory technician at Sunstar Engineering
  • lead clinical research associate at Avania
  • Peace Corps Liberia
  • QC staff chemist at Veranova
  • research assistant at Fox Chase Chemical Diversity Center
  • research assistant at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • senior risk analyst at Marsh
  • senior strategist at Biolumina
  • software engineer at Amplify
  • underwriter at Crum & Forster

Career Services

Colgate’s Center for Career Services is an innovative and forward-thinking resource for students. Career advisers work with students across the University throughout their four years on campus to prepare students for successful careers, graduate studies, and other opportunities after graduation.

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