Bagby Hall, room 209
P.O. Box 607
Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943
Each year Hampden-Sydney enrolls about 50 Freshman Honor Scholars.
Transferable Skills that Chemistry majors develop:
In addition to the specific subject matter that Chemistry majors learn, they acquire many skills that can easily transfer to any subject matter. The following is a list of transferable skills that Chemistry majors develop:
Mastering new techniques by independent study
Designing and conducting research projects
Processing and analyzing data
Working independently and in groups
Breadth of scientific and mathematical knowledge
Communicating orally and in writing
Possible job titles for Chemistry majors:
Health Care/Hospital Administrator
Quality Control Officer
Technical Sales Representative
Technical Service Representative
Types of employers:
Business and Industry
Food Products Companies
Manufacturing & Processing Firms
Newspapers and Magazines
Research and Development Firms
State Environmental Laboratories
State Forensic Laboratories
Resources in the Career Library:
Great Jobs for Chemistry Majors, by Mark Rowh
Opportunities in Chemistry Careers, by John H. Woodburn
Careers in Science, by Thomas A. Easton
Peterson's Job opportunities for Health and Science Majors
The JobBank Guide to Health Care Companies, Steven Graber, ed.
Alternative Careers in Science, Cynthia Robbins-Roth, ed.
Visit the HSC Chemistry Department's Website!
Other sources of information:
Career counselors, alumni, and faculty members are great resources. Visit the Career Development Office early and often, and talk to professors in your major and related fields. Ask at the Careers Office for help locating Hampden-Sydney alums in career fields that interest you and set up informational interviews with them. Professional associations are excellent sources of career and employment information, and many of them have websites. Surf the internet, keeping in mind that many colleges and universities have websites for their Career Centers and for each academic major. Many of these sites include career and employment information as well as links to other useful websites. Contact the following organizations and websites for more information:
American Chemical Society
American Institute of Chemists
Davidson College Chemistry Dept.
Science Careers, by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.