Outcomes - Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Emily Mellot (Chemistry '14) and Hanh Dao (Biochemistry '15) explain their work at Chemical Solutions to department faculty

Check-out what our grads are up to

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98% of Messiah College graduates are employed full-time or in graduate or professional programs six to nine months after graduation.


Problem-solving ability, math skills, data analysis, communication skills and a strong work ethic enable chemists and biochemists to do most anything!  You may be surprised where your career will lead.

"The idea is to train students to be flexible, creative thinkers who can solve problems from a variety of different perspectives."

Dr. Anna Mapp, University of Michigan, Opportunities for 2011 and beyond, C&EN Dec. 6, 2010.

Poster for Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Poster for Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Where they work

  • Armstrong World Industry
  • Baltimore City Police Department
  • Chemical Solutions
  • Church and Dwight
  • Dow Chemical
  • DuPont
  • East Penn Manufacturing
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Fischer Clinical Services
  • Haematologic Tech
  • Hanford Pharmaceutical
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • Lonza Laboratories
  • Merk
  • National Cancer Institute
  • National Institute of Health
  • Penn State Hershey College of Medicine
  • Pfizer
  • Quest Diagnostics
  • Sanofi-Aventis
  • TestAmerica Laboratories
  • Thomas Jefferson Hospital
  • Tyson Foods
  • VWR Scientific

What they do

  • Analytical Chemist
  • Associate Scientist
  • Dental Student
  • Forensic Scientist
  • High School Chemistry Teacher
  • High School Science Teacher
  • Laboratory technician
  • Medical School student
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Physician Assistant student
  • Process Engineer
  • Quality Assurance Lead
  • Quality Control Chemist
  • Research Fellow
  • Research and Development Chemist
  • Serologist
  • Test Technician

Graduate school

  • Arcadia University
  • Duke University School of Medicine
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Lehigh University
  • National College of Naturopathic Medicine
  • Notre Dame University
  • Ohio State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Purdue University
  • Temple University
  • The Commonwealth Medical College
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • Tufts University
  • University of California-Irvine
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of New Haven
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Pittsburgh Dental School
  • University of Sciences College of Pharmacy
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Yale University School of Medicine