Career Prospects

Professional Disciplines

There are a variety of career options for people with a Chemistry or Biochemistry degree, although some careers require further studies.
The major in Chemistry for the 40-course Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts and Science degree programs is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry. It fulfills the requirements for professional standing in chemistry in Alberta through the Association for the Chemical Profession of Alberta.
Your degree in Biochemistry provides an excellent foundation for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry or Research.

Links for occupation information and education requirements are:

Government of Canada

Job Futures


Related Fields

Here are just a few of the career options you may wish to pursue after you’ve earned your degree:
•Agricultural Chemistry
• Food Technology
• Flavour Chemistry
• Chemical Analysis
• Technical Sales
• Soil Science
• Industrial Chemical Sales
• Polymer Chemistry
• Environmental Science
• Research & Development
• Oil Sands Technology
• Bio Energy
• Biotechnology
• Quality Control
• Consulting Firms
• Academia
• Forensic Science
• Toxicology
• Pathology
• Laboratory Scientist
• Laboratory Technician
• Research Assistant
• Pharmaceuticals


We currently have alumni in the following occupations:
  • Academia: Professor; Academic Assistant
  • Agricultural chemistry: research
  • Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Education: Science teacher; Principal – K-12 school
  • Environmental Chemistry: Product development specialist
  • Food Technology: research & development, production
  • Food Inspector
  • Medical doctor and Chiropractor
  • Lawyer
  • Online Science news journal writer/editor
  • Occupational hygienist - Sample building materials for asbestos, mold, lead paint; Handle chemical and hazardous waste disposal and packing
  • Veterinarian