Discover solutions to complex global problems.
Because modern chemistry intersects with many fields — including science, engineering and medicine — a UW chemistry degree gives our students a wide range of career options. Chemistry alumni have pursued successful career paths in business, academia, government, the nonprofit sector and as entrepreneurs.
A degree in Chemistry can lead to a career in:
- Academics and Education
- Chemistry in the Arts
- Environmental Protection
- Forensic Chemistry
- Healthcare and Public Health
- Manufacturing and Industrial Chemistry
- Quality Assurance & Control
- Renewable Energy
- Technical Consulting and Communication
Research innovations to benefit society.
Research is a fundamental part of the Department of Chemistry — who we are, what we do, and what we contribute to society. Our chemists are fueling innovations in chemical biology, nanotechnology, clean energy and biomedical technology. The department is also home to major research centers whose work ranges from materials design and discovery to disease control and prevention.
Find Yourself in Chemistry
Discover critical solutions to our society’s most challenging problems through chemistry.
Department of Chemistry Stories
Thanks to a UW internship, students are contributing content about Black leaders in the sciences on BlackPast.org.
Through PR2ISM, chemistry postdoc Tam'ra-Kay Francis and others are focused on helping STEM students persist and succeed.