"Careers in chemistry": A course providing students with real-world foundations

Danielle M. Solano, Fred E. Wood, Mark J. Kurth

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A course entitled "Careers in Chemistry" has been developed and implemented in the chemistry curriculum. This seminar-style class exposes students to a full spectrum of career options available to chemists by hosting outside speakers. The workings and logistics of this course and its positive impact on students are described. Survey results suggest that implementation of a similar course or seminar series at other institutions may be beneficial in exposing students to career options in chemistry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1376-1379
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Chemical Education
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2011


  • Applications of chemistry
  • Curriculum
  • Graduate education/research
  • Professional development
  • Student/career counseling
  • Upper-division undergraduate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Education


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