A degree in chemistry or biochemistry is a stepping stone to a career in any of the healing sciences: medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacology, and nutrition.
Graduates also are well-prepared for a variety of other science and research-based careers—including forensics, waste management, chemical engineering, and education.
Undergraduate students are invited and encouraged to participate in original research projects available through courses CHEM 451 and CHEM 452 (Special Projects in Chemistry) or by working with faculty members who are involved in externally funded research grants.
Explore research opportunities in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry through faculty-sponsored labs by type:
Internship and Career Opportunities
Mason chemistry majors may also take advantage of a number of unique scientific student internships at government laboratories such as the Naval Research Laboratory, the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Institutes of Health.
Teaching and research assistantships are available to undergraduate and graduate students, including those who are enrolled in the combined bachelor's/accelerated master's in chemistry and master's of science in chemistry.
For undergraduate programs and courses, contact undergraduate coordinator Keith Davies.
Contact Timothy Born, Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry for details about graduate programs.