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Today’s chemistry and biochemistry graduates enter an expanding job market and make scientific discoveries that will improve the health and well-being of humans and our planet. Undergraduate training at Swarthmore provides an excellent foundation for launching a wide variety of career paths, including law, business, teaching, science communication, and the arts.

The majority of our graduates, however, opt for a career in science or medicine. Over the past 20 years, more than 70 percent of Swarthmore’s chemistry and biochemistry majors have gone on to graduate work in science or medical school. Two Nobel laureates have graduated from the department.

Swarthmore taught me how to be a successful scientist, both in the classroom and at the hood. I could not have asked for a better springboard into a career in chemistry research.”