Academic and Career Advising
Cadets interested in majoring in chemistry are encouraged to speak with a chemistry faculty member. Current Chemistry majors should meet regularly with academic advisors to ensure their curriculum satisfies institutional and departmental requirements for graduation.
Cadets majoring in chemistry will find a wide variety of careers open to them. To learn more about the nature of various careers, general working conditions, employment outlooks and salary information visit: Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics website.
- Graduate School in Chemistry or Biochemistry
VMI chemistry majors have been accepted into some of the nation's top 20 chemistry programs. To learn more about choosing a chemistry program visit: Customized Graduate School Rankings. Guidance on choosing a graduate research advisor as well as other advice about graduate school can be found in the Alchemist's Lair.
- Professional Schools (Med School, Dental School, etc.)
Students who major in chemistry are prepared for studies at health related professional schools. In fact, in 1999, national medical school acceptance rates were 46.5% for chemistry majors, 46% for physics majors and 40% for biology majors. Again, a great site with a large number of useful links relating to health professional schools can be found in the Alchemist's Lair.
- Careers in Chemistry and Related Fields
There are numerous opportunities for chemistry majors in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries as well as related fields including forensic science, chemical engineering and biotechnology.