化学 is often referred to as the "central" science. 在这个角色中，化学联系在一起 physics and mathematics with biology, medicine, and environmental sciences. 生物技术、 art conservation, medical re搜索, and forensics are also paths that 化学 graduates 可以采取.
Many bachelors' level chemists begin their career as "bench chemists" and then earn M.B.A. degrees, effectively combining their chemical knowledge with sales, management, 营销技巧. Similarly, you can complement an undergraduate degree in 化学 有法律学位，从事专利法工作.
When you graduate with a degree in 化学, you're ready either for graduate school 或者劳动力.
While at MCLA, Richard Agbortoko ’08 (@bigpapa_b3ar) was a 生物学/Pre-Med major.
Now he works at Northern Light Mercy Hospital in Portland, Maine. 因为它是临床的
Pharmacist, he serves as a resource for drug information, reviews drug therapy, formulates
recommendations, participates in and supervises the preparation and distribution of
medications, supervises supportive personnel, and serves as a member of the healthcare
He said his education at MCLA was the perfect preparation for graduate school. “虽然 I was taking classes towards an undergraduate degree, I was also able to simultaneously acquire the necessary prerequisites for admission into any doctorate of pharmacy program in the country他说。, “as well be able to sit for and pass the Pharmacy College 入学考试(PCAT).
Richard said he feels a joyous sentiment when thinking of MCLA and how many lifelong 他在那里交了朋友. “MCLA was the perfect place for, at the time, a reserved 18-year-old who had just left all he knew behind and moved to the U.S.他说。. “我有很多。 of assistance from staff and faculty during my time at MCLA, and I’d like to extend my gratitude to Donna Poulton, Ann Billetz, Jerry Smosky, and Robert Harris.”
“During my time at MCLA, I was fortunate to have many practical experiences related 化学教育. I was hired as a full-time 化学 and Forensics teacher in the Monson Public School system about a month after graduation and I continue to 在那里工作. I am currently attending Elms College as a Masters of 教育 candidate and I plan to pursue a doctoral degree in 教育 following the completion of the 硕士项目. Currently, I teach 化学 I Honors, 化学 II Honors, 化学 法医学与综合科学. The 化学 department did an excellent job in preparing me for this field by giving me the opportunity to tutor Introduction to 化学 for 5 of the 8 semesters that I attended MCLA. 他们也做得很好 job in giving me the lab skills and reasoning that are needed to design and implement 奖励实验室经验. I am currently attending Elms College as a Masters of 教育 candidate and I plan to pursue a doctoral degree in 教育 following 完成硕士课程.”
“After graduating from MCLA I was accepted into the Doctor of Pharmacy program at Western New England University College of Pharmacy and 健康科学. 在COPHS课程 are designed to teach the technical, knowledge-based, administrative, and social aspects 必须成为药房的领导者. The variety of courses I took at MCLA supplied me with a strong platform to start my graduate courses and allowed me focus on the 更深入的课程部分. One of my favorite parts of my current program is the way we are encouraged to be engaged not only within in the classroom, but within 我们周围的社区也是如此. 我相信MCLA内部的环境起了作用 to instill the importance of community engagement within me. 我上的课程 my undergraduate years taught me a variety of skills, such as re搜索 techniques and the ability to distinguish the quality of published papers. 在MCLA的时候 also able to complete an internship and work as a teacher’s assistant. 这些经历 showed me the importance of being able to work independently, but also to take the time to listen to others, two invaluable skills in my current program. 2021年我会 graduate from COPHS as a PharmD, and I can credit my time at MCLA for allowing me 得到这一点.”
“After I graduated MCLA in 2016 I stared my graduate work at the University of Massachusetts 达特茅斯. I am currently working towards my PhD 在生物化学. 我的研究重点是 on protein structures, specifically proteins involved with the immune system and HIV. While I was at MCLA I majored in chemistry, minored in biology, and had a concentration 在生物化学. At MCLA I learned not only the fundamentals of chemistry and biochemistry but how to apply them in ways you wouldn’t just find in a textbook. 这不仅仅是 memorization but problem solving and asking the question why, which is something you 要不断地做研究吗.”