Chemists and materials scientists study substances at the atomic and molecular levels and analyze the ways in which the substances interact with one another.

Sample Companies that have Hired WPI Chemistry Graduates


Sample Graduate Schools

Northeastern University
University of Missouri
University of North Carolina
Weill Cornell Medicine
Average Starting Salary:
$40,000 (2015)
Learn more about Chemistry at WPI.
Sample Job Titles:
Manufacturing Engineer 1
OSTA Fellow
Sample Major Qualifying Projects:
Light Activation of Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous Metabolism
Design of a Standardized Brewery, Evaluating Sunscreen Actives and their Derivatives as Potential Sensitizers in DSSC
IQGAP1 Scaffolds EGFR Interactions with Downstream Kinases

ACS ChemCensus Salary Survey 2015

The Salary and Employment Status Survey (also known as the Comprehensive Salary Survey) is conducted annually among domestic ACS members under 70 years old and not student-, retired-, or emeritus-status members. Every 5th year, the ACS conducts the ChemCensus.

Program Tracking Sheets

The Program Tracking Sheets help WPI students to plan and track progress toward their degree. Academic Advising has created tracking sheets for each major and graduation year.

Career Outcomes & Salary Data

The Career Development Center (CDC) has compiled a list of resources to help you learn about salary expectations and companies that have hired recent graduates, including the Post-Graduation Report for WPI's most recent graduating class.