Beyond Bowdoin

A Bowdoin chemistry degree provides an entry point to a wide variety of professional occupations.

Recent graduates are pursuing graduate studies in chemistry or biochemistry, pharmacy, and medical school, teaching school, and working in research laboratories.

Our former students hold academic appointments, and include physicians, pharmacologists, data analysts, environmental scientists, and vintners. Chemistry faculty, Bowdoin’s Career Exploration and Development Office, the Office of Health Professions Advising, and the Center for Cocurricular Opportunities all assist students as they plan their future beyond Bowdoin.

Here are some examples of chemistry alumni careers:

Academia and Education

  • Associate Professor, Chemistry (United States Naval Academy)
  • Associate Professor, Chemistry (Willamette University)
  • Fulbright-García Robles English Teaching Assistant (COMEXUS)
  • Laboratory Safety Advisor (Harvard University)
  • Professor, Chemistry (University of Texas at Austin)
  • Science Faculty (Williston Northampton School)
  • Science Instructor (Marlborough School, Los Angeles)
  • Science Teacher (Somerset Berkeley Regional School District)
  • University Professor & Roy J. Carver Endowed Chair (Iowa State University)

Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals

  • Associate Director (Regeneron Pharmaceuticals)
  • Chief Executive Officer (PureHoney Technologies, Inc.)
  • Chief Scientific Officer (Abdera Therapeutics)
  • Chief Scientific Officer (Kronos Bio, Inc.)
  • Director, Process Development (Amgen)
  • Executive Director, Head of Medicinal Chemistry (Kymera Therapeutics)
  • Integrated Drug Development Resident (Certera)
  • Vice President, Protein Sciences (Tectonic Therapeutic, Inc.)

Business, Consulting, and Finance

  • Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder (Build with Robots)
  • Chief Executive Officer (The Catalyst Group)
  • Data Insights Consultant (Optimove)
  • Investor (M Ventures, Amsterdam)
  • Partner & Head of Business Advisory Services (LGA, LLP)
  • President (BlueWaterGroup, Inc.)
  • President (R.P. Stone Consulting Inc.)

Healthcare and Medicine

  • Anesthesiologist (USAP Washington)
  • Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine (Medical University of South Carolina)
  • Assistant Professor of Gynecologic Oncology (University of Vermont Medical Center)
  • Assistant Professor (Indiana University School of Medicine)
  • Assistant Professor, Medicine (Boston University School of Medicine)
  • Associate Professor, Pediatrics (Harvard Medical School/Boston Children's Hospital)
  • Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Mass General Brigham)
  • Chief, Virology Branch (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)
  • Clinical Instructor (Stanford Health Care)
  • Customer Experience (CareEvolution)
  • Director, Family Medicine (Care New England)
  • Director of Hematology/Oncology Infectious Diseases (Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School)
  • Emergency Specialist (Canterbury District Health Board)
  • Executive Vice President & President, North Division (Steward Health Care)
  • Family Physician (Greater Portland Health)
  • Family Physician (Solo Practitioner)
  • Fellow Physician (Washington University in St. Louis)
  • Gastroenterology Fellow (University of Vermont Medical Center)
  • Managing Partner (Hudson Valley Radiologists P.C.)
  • Medical Associate (Rothman Orthopedic Institute)
  • Medical Director, Pediatric Acute Care (Stanford University School of Medicine)
  • Neurosurgery Resident Physician (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician (Boston Children's Hospital)
  • Physician Assistant (MaineHealth Cardiology)
  • Physician (Baystate Medical Center)
  • President (Union Treatment Center)
  • Preventative Medicine Resident (UC San Diego - San Diego State University)

Science and Research

  • Associate Research Scientist (PPD, Thermo Fisher Scientific)
  • Electroanalytical Chemist (Pine Research Instrumentation)
  • Field Service Engineer (Bruker BioSpin)
  • Graduate Student Researcher (Mayer Lab Research Group, Yale University)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Neuroscience (University of Cologne)
  • Principal Scientist (Hazen & Sawyer)
  • Research Director (Washington State Department of Labor & Industries)
  • Research Investigator (University of Michigan)
  • Senior Chemist (3M Company)
  • Senior Data Analyst (Climate Imperative Foundation)
  • Senior Manager (St.Germain)
  • Senior Research Scientist (Ambri: Batteries for Clean Energy)
  • Senior Scientist (Alsym Energy)


  • Architect (Beyer Blinder Belle Architects and Planners)
  • Chief Legal Officer (Lynden Incorporated)
  • Director of Membership Engagement (American Academy of Arts and Science)
  • Theologian & Ministerial Staff (Church of the Holy Cross)
  • Veterinary Surgeon (Red Bank Veterinary Hospital)