A Gettysburg College chemistry degree is a strong foundation for success in a wide range of careers. About three-quarters of our chemistry majors go on to graduate or professional school in chemistry, medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, or other fields.

 Our chemistry and BMB majors ('07-'13) have gone to the following schools:

UNC-Chapel Hill

Bloomsburg University

Johns Hopkins University

Washington University of St. Louis

University of Delaware

Texas A&M University


University of Chicago

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

University of Kansas

UC Irvine

University of Pittsburgh

Cornell University

Pennsylvania State University

Illinois State University

Duke University

University of Pennsylvania

Boston College

Ohio State University

Boston University

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Pennsylvania State University - Hershey

University of Vermont

Mt. Sinai Medical School

Commonwealth Medical College

Georgetown University

St. George University

UC Santa Cruz

University of Virginia

University of Georgia

Bryn Mawr

Jefferson Medical School

University of Wisconsin

Rutgers University

West Virginia University

Providence College

Columbia University

Drexel University

University of Maryland Baltimore

University of Washington

University of Utah

University of Nebraska

University of Colorado - Denver

Alfred University

Tufts University


Some students have chosen to work in industry or at government labs:


National Cancer institute

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Advanced Gas Technologies

Xenobiotic Labs

Lancaster Labs

Mane USA

National Institutes of Health

Merck Research Labs

Rexahn Pharmaceuticals


J. Michael Bishop

Gettysburg grad
earns Nobel Prize

Chemistry major Dr. J. Michael Bishop, Class of 1957, shared a Nobel Prize in 1989 for cancer research. In 2009, Bishop was invited to the White House when President Obama overturned funding restrictions for human stem cell research. Learn more