After Kenyon: Careers and Alumni
Chemistry and biochemistry majors are well-prepared for professional employment or graduate study in a variety of areas.
Approximately one-third of our graduates continue their studies and pursue an advanced degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or related molecular science. In the past decade, the Chemistry Department has produced the fourth highest total number at Kenyon College of graduates who go on to earn a Ph. D.: 16.5 % earn a Ph.D. (which is 14th highest percentage among the top 50 national liberal arts colleges). Recent Chemistry Department alumni serve on the faculty of The Ohio State University, The College of Wooster and Denison University. Chemistry luminary Carl Djerassi is a Kenyon alumnus.
Approximately one-third of our graduates enter the health professions. Most pursue advanced degrees in medicine, dentistry or veterinary sciences. The Department is actively involved in the Health Professions Advising Committee to assist students develop their careers in the health professions.
The remaining third of alumni pursue a wide range of careers including secondary-school teaching, engineering, beer brewing, the environmental sciences, business and the law, and public service.
Career Advising Services
- The Kenyon College Career Development Office
- The American Chemical Society Careers and Jobs services
Graduate School Advising Services
Medical School Advising Services
- The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), which administers the MCAT
- Kaplan MCAT test prep