Why get a doctoral degree in chemistry?
The Ph.D. program in chemistry is designed to train students as mature scientists capable of independent activity, i.e., conceiving a research problem, planning and carrying out the necessary experimental work, properly interpreting the results and advancing their knowledge by independent study. All students take coursework, carry out original research with a faculty mentor, have professional development opportunities and submit a dissertation.
Why study chemistry at UNH?
The Ph.D. program prepares students for careers in science as researchers and educators by expanding their knowledge of chemistry while developing their ability for critical analysis, creativity and independent study. You’ll find a program small enough to be personal but comprehensive enough to provide excellent opportunities for challenge and growth, like independent research, leadership, professional development and peer mentoring. You’ll engage in a program of study approved by the American Chemical Society that explores a dynamic, creative and practical discipline. You’ll have access to newly renovated laboratories, state-of-the-art equipment and faculty committed to transformative experiences for graduate students. Graduates are well placed for careers as professional chemists in industry, academia, government and related areas.
Potential career areas
- Agricultural and food products
- Chemical analysis and quality control
- Chemical/pharmaceutical sales and marketing
- Chemical research and development
- Chemistry professor
- Health professions
- Patent law, intellectual property, and science policy
- Pharmaceuticals and pharmacology
- Toxicology and forensic science