Major Areas of Study: CHEMISTRY
Career Possibilities for Chemistry Major
Many graduates have found employment as chemists at various chemical companies. Some of these companies have paid for these individuals to pursue advanced or professional degrees such as an MBA or a law degree. The following are examples of recent employers of our graduates:
- Procter & Gamble
- Rohm & Haas
- Eli Lilly
A few students have also found employment as chemists in governmental organizations such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Others have gone on to immediately pursue professional degrees in law and business upon graduation with their chemistry degree from Muskingum. A few students have moved on to earn professional qualifications in Pharmacy, and a few others have earned secondary licensure to teach chemistry at the high school level.
Recent Chemistry graduates have enrolled in the following:
- University of Wisconsin
- University of Oregon
- Yale University
- Purdue University
Professional Schools (Medical, Dental, Veterinary)
- The Ohio State University
- Ohio University
- West Virginia University
- Case Western Reserve University
Student Stories: Recent Graduates
- Craig Miller ('08) triple-majored in Chemistry, Biology & Molecular Biology at Muskingum University, and is now attending The Ohio State University Medical School in Columbus, OH. He is a recipient of the Ohio Board of Regents scholarship.
- Erica Booth ('06) is in Dental School at The Ohio State University. As an undergraduate, Erica was very involved as an officer in the Student Affiliates group of the American Chemical Society at Muskingum University. She also was a Peer Leader in the Peer-Led Team-Learning program in the general chemistry curriculum, and was a leader in the Wonders of Our World (WOW) program, which educates area elementary school students on the wonders of science.
- Amanda Morgan ('06), a Chemistry & Molecular Biology double-major, is in the medical program at a DO school in Kentucky. Mandy was also very active as an officer in the Student Affiliates of the ACS.
- Heather Nees ('06), also a Chemistry & Molecular Biology double-major, is pursuing a Ph.D. in marine science at the University of Delaware.
- Erin Klenk ('05) is currently at the University of Cincinnati as a graduate student. The program she has entered is called the Flex program, which after the first year allows her to choose what department she would like to join to qualify and pursue her Ph.D. Erin has chosen to join the Immunibiology program and will be studying in the lab of Dr. Robert Colbert. The lab is working on understanding how a certain MHC class I molecule known as HLA-B27 is involved in the pathogenesis of an arthritic disease, Ankylosing Sondylitis (AS).
- Nicole Dickson graduated in 2004 as an ACS-certified chemistry major. While academics were her first priority, she had many other interests. She was president of the Green Party, and was also a strong student of the visual arts. She was highly creative in many ways, composing songs, for example, for each week of chemistry lab. She is currently working for CAS (Chemical Abstract Service), a division of the American Chemical Society, which produces the world's largest and most comprehensive databases of chemical and related scientific information for the research community.
- Sarah McBeth was a triple major in chemistry, biology and molecular biology, and graduated in 2004. She received a highly prestigious fellowship from the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, and is working in Epidemiology at the State Lab of Wisconsin in Madison. As a student at Muskingum University, during all four years, Sarah worked for the chemistry department as a tutor in general and organic chemistry, and as a stockroom assistant in charge of other student workers.