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Theoretical chemistry is a program that focuses on the study of mathematical and computational methods and fundamental laws of physics to describe chemical phenomena and to develop empirical models of molecules and their interactions. includes instruction in properties of small, isolated molecules; dynamics of elementary chemical processes; reaction pathways of organic molecules; hydrogen bonding patterns in liquids; reaction rates of biological pathways; and advanced computational techniques.
How are students who recently completed a degree in theoretical chemistry doing?
Below is the distribution of starting salaries along with accumulated federal and private education loans across schools that offer a degree in the field chemistry, which includes
Education level of workers with a bachelor's in chemistry
Is a bachelor's degree going to be sufficient to make you competative in the job market? We can look at the education level of workers with a bachelors in this degree to see if there is a likely need for a graduate degree. You'll also want to check out the careers section on this page to where they are employed.
This chart shows the level of education of workers with a bachelor's degree in chemistry. The worker's graduate degree may have been completed in a different field.
Context: Graduate degrees in any field by undergraduate ACS degree
About 63% of chemistry majors chose to also earn a graduate degree (possibly of a different major). The percentage of chemistry majors who also earned a graduate degree is higher than about 96% of other fields.
The top ten careers for workers with a bachelor's in chemistry
Take a minute to interact with this sankey diagram. Follow the top ten jobs held by chemistry graduates through to their most hired majors. Learn where it may easiest to find work. Expand the careers to explore other majors that might lead to the job that excites you the most. *For many majors, the top ten jobs don't even include half of graduates!*
What careers hire chemistry majors as one of their top 10?
To the left of this diagram, see all careers that hire chemistry majors as one of their top 10 majors, and on the right, see what proportion of openings for the jobs on the left are filled by chemistry majors.
Explore schools that offer theoretical chemistry degrees and certificates
You can use this table to find schools that offer this program based on location and program level offered. Each entry goes to a school page similar to this one with all our information about that school.
Understanding the columns
The school list includes a few facts about each school that give you an
idea of the educational quality each school might offer:
Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor
suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.
Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students
should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).
Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough
to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.
We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by
full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually.
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2 schools offer this award at any level in the selected area.
chemistry is part of a larger collection of programs: Physical Sciences. Is there a different program that's close to chemistry that might be a better match for your interests? You can use this table to see a little about the programs that fall under this umbrella. If you click on any of the table headers, that will sort the table by that column, or click on a row and see Ididio's profile for that program.
Here is an overview of race/origin for all theoretical chemistry graduates from this last academic year. We found a higher percentage of international graduates in this program than in 78% of other programs.