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Chemistry, BS


Our graduates work in a variety of top tiered companies. Some choose to go on to graduate school as well.


Our graduates get hired all over the place. Here's a partial list:

  • Chevron
  • Genentech
  • Gilead Sciences
  • Innova Dynamics
  • Quidel
  • SF Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
  • University of California San Francisco
  • Intel
  • Harpoon
  • Therapeutics
  • Illumina
  • Lygos Inc.
  • AstraZeneca
  • Teach for America
  • Peace Corps
  • Verily Life Sciences
  • Ligand Pharmaceuticals
  • Henkel Electronic Materials
  • San Francisco Department of Public Health
  • Bionova Scientific
  • Allure Labs Inc
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Gritstone bio
  • Willlow Biosciences


USF students working in a lab


Average starting salary for 2022 USF graduates in Chemistry
Source: USF First Destination Survey

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Graduate Schools

Many of our graduates study further. Here's a partial list:

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Columbia University
  • Keck Graduate Institute
  • Kings College (London)
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Mayo Clinic
  • North Carolina State University
  • Northwestern University
  • Oregon State University
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Princeton University
  • Purdue University
  • Syracuse University
  • Tufts University
  • University of California Berkeley
  • University of California Davis
  • University of California Irvine
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • University of California San Diego
  • University of California Santa Cruz
  • University of Miami
  • University of Oregon
  • University of the Pacific
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wisconsin Madison
  • Yale University