Career Opportunities

Chemistry graduates who have participated in undergraduate research have excellent job prospects. Our program prepares students to work in modern quality assurance laboratories, pharmaceutical labs, biotechnology labs, and crime labs at the local, state, regional, or federal level.

WIU's Chemistry degree research program allows students the opportunity to get involved with projects such as analytical chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, food chemistry, forensic chemistry, green chemistry, inorganic chemistry, material science, nanotechnology, organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, physical chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, polymer chemistry, and toxicological chemistry.

Because of our strong undergraduate research program, our students frequently go on to work for law enforcement agencies such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).